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  • #2287
    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are all your notes for each lesson!

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  • #7067

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    7.12.17 – Duet with Sharon

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work with the 5 note scales in harmony and then swapping, then trying minor!

    Love Is Christmas:
    – Really fine-tuned today and sounding great. The movement with the “oo”‘s are so much more synchronised and smooth. Just make sure they are perfectly in tune and it’s easy for “oo”‘s to go sharp
    – Careful with the low harmony towards the end; “is” is lower than you think!
    – Great work blending the harmonies and softening the tone. Dynamics great too!

    #7036

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    2.12.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work doing the a cappella vowel scales
    – Really good with harmony in 3rds
    – White Winter Hymnal – also very well worked out together! Especially you not knowing it! Fast learner 😉

    Love Is Christmas:
    – Very beautifully sung verses
    – You listened to each other well when moving in harmony together
    – Watch the timing of some of the “we sing” and some of the “oo’s” – listen back to the recording (which sounds great btw!)
    – On the final bridge where we wrote in the new harmony, make sure the chest voice comes through clearly while Sharon is singing the higher harmony, so you can find that interval leap down
    – Practice your low harmony for the last bit

    We will start thinking about dynamics next time and using the mics

    #6773

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    25.11.17 – Duet Lesson with Sharon

    Warm Ups:
    – Blending well together!

    Love Is Christmas:
    – Work on smooth transitions with the large interval leaps!
    – Try the harmony; the notes are below (I slightly changed it so you aren’t in unison at any point)

    Backing track:

    I’ve also shared the lyrics doc with you but here’s the link too: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dbqAXjPdpZ5mj8symC5H6bCxGVnVOn0iLyeB5SDFRB4/edit?usp=sharing

    You sound great together – happy practising!

    #6346

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    14.11.17

    Time Is Running Out – Cm
    – The original key works if you start softer and work up to the power
    – Watch the pitch in the chorus: those semitones, which then swap
    – Cm is great if you want to go places with the power! We can try on piano some more if you like – it seemed more comfortable for your range

    Hopelessly Devoted To You:
    – Verses: Longer notes at the end of each line
    – Chorus: Stay in chest voice for “hide”
    – Take a breath after “aside”
    – Keep in chest voice for “devoted” then switch to a more “yawny” head voice for all the “you”s!
    – Keep the volume even for some of the lines that don’t need to suddenly dip in volume
    – Great octave at the end!
    – Overall sounding really great!

    Love Is Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIODr_RWwEc – to sing with Sharon

    #5626

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    31.10.17

    Time Is Running Out:
    – Sounds good – even better in the higher key of Bm
    – Just enjoy rocking out to this one! Find a karaoke if you want to get into the original track

    Hopelessly Devoted To You:
    – Be careful of the notes for this one; it’s harder than you think! It suits you though, so practice with the original then think Aretha for that chorus!

    Other song ideas:
    – She Said
    – Only You
    – Yesterday
    – Sir Duke
    – Fallin’

    #3794

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    18.10.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Number scales & arpeggios – nice work in one breath, on the “ah” to 90bpm!
    – Next, we’ll work on the minor scales & arpeggios

    Spooky:
    – Dynamics: Soft and breathy first verse, then a little more power as the horns come in for the 2nd verse, then go for it on the final verse!
    – Drag out “spooky” line with the run up
    – Less air before final verse – use glottal stop
    – Great ad lib!

    Think about new songs for next lesson 🙂 I’ve recently updated the song catalogue, which you can see on your profile page!

    #2309

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    5.9.17

    Spooky:
    – Bring out the lower range, a bit of twang
    – Make sure that when the notes go down, you go low enough in order to make those 3 notes
    – Work out the ad lib “spooky” parts and decide if you want a longer outro or not

    Chain Of Fools:
    – Don’t hold back! Sing it before Spooky to bring out a bit more power
    – Have a mess around with the ad lib at the end

    #2308

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    22.8.17

    Chain Of Fools:
    – Sounds great and a good first recording. Just decide about that middle section, just sing something all the way through it!

    Son Of A Preacher Man:
    – Great start to this, just work on the rhythm a bit more
    – Really get sassy on the high notes later on!

    #2307

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    8.8.17

    New Song List:

    Chain Of Fools
    Take Me To The River
    Feeling Good
    Spooky
    Son Of A Preacher Man (Aretha)

    Chain Of Fools:
    – Really suits your voice and sounds natural and fantastic straight away!
    – Get confident with the rhythm
    – Twang/depth to the bottom range

    #2306

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    7.7.17

    Songbird:
    – Really great improvement to your updated main melody – beautiful! Great work at adding depth by opening the throat a little more and connecting with your diaphragm a bit more. This helps the notes not to wobble or go too high. I have emailed it to you
    – Work on harmonies for next time
    – Decide on which song you’d like to start with from your new list!

    #2305

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    27.6.17

    Songbird:
    – Beautiful control and tone. Really looking forward to the performance! Much improved from last time! Looking forward to a fresh recording next time, with even more harmonies!
    – Good work recording the harmonies today – I emailed your backing track with a nicer piano sound!

    #2304

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    13.6.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great Bella Señora Lucky 7 a cappella

    Songbird:
    – Beautiful first take, just be wary of where you’re slightly sharp in places – control the intensity but not with too much air or overestimation of the higher notes
    – Listen below (plus a great start to the harmonies!)
    – Try out some other harmony ideas and sing along to yourself 🙂

    #2303

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    30.5.17

    Songbird:
    – Gorgeous for your voice, especially in the lower key
    – Spend some time working out the melody for the chorus and being confident with rhythm
    – Make sure you sing each word fully and right to the end

    #2302

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    16.5.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great Bella Senaaaaaaras!
    – Switch between head voice and a relaxed but full chest voice

    RESPECT
    – Sounding great, just make sure you give yourself time to warm up to that highness – it’s light and choppy with not too much air
    – Make sure the rhythm is dead on
    – The trick is to sound effortless but maintaining just enough power to stay high! Sounding good!

    You’ve Got The Love:
    – Go over the notes more as the jumps go to unexpected places sometimes. Great power and fab ad lib!

    I have emailed you the instrumentals 🙂

    #2301

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    2.5.17

    New song ideas:

    RESPECT:
    – Great work with finding the “mixed voice” which is mix of the chest and head voice, probably more head voice but with a strong, twangy tone. Bella Señora helped with this but more of “senaaaara” at the top, for the wider mouth effect!
    – Just learn the rhythm first, this is the trickiest!
    – On AZlyrics version, ignore everything in brackets as they are the backing vocals

    You’ve Got The Love:
    – This really suits your natural tone. Go through the melody carefully as it jumps up and down in unexpected places!

    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long:
    – As discussed, a more advanced technique for the freer soul. Perhaps listen to covers first to get more of a clearer structure then put your own spin on it, varying the rhythm like with At Last.

    #2300

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    18.4.17

    Warm Ups & Mic Technique:
    – Great work singing Bella Senoras into the mic and practising moving slightly away for the harsher, chestier notes
    – Head voice is softer than you think, so in front of the mic as normal as it responds to resonance rather than pitch

    At Last:
    – Great work editing this today! Really good work – here it is below to show off to the world!
    – Great runs and breath control.

    Come to next lesson with new ideas and I can help with what to choose!

    #2299

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    4.4.17

    Goals:
    – See your progress bar which I’ve just updated and let me know if you want to make any changes! Maybe think of a 4th song if you like?

    At Last:
    – Great first take of this! Love your added ideas and has a great, smooth flow overall. Better breathing too!
    – You just need to record a less wobbly start and be aware of mic technique – we will work on that in the second take. Take a listen below!

    #2298

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    22.3.17

    Don’t Worry, Be Happy:
    – Great work singing this through with the backing – here is the final version below – hopefully everything still feels like it’s at the right volume for you, but let me know otherwise!
    – Keep it high (think upwards, widen the mouth etc.!) as one can easily fall flat when singing a cappella!
    – You’ve nailed it with the in between speaking bits too. Can’t wait for the performance! Well done!

    #2297

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    14.3.17

    Don’t Worry Be Happy:
    – Great work today! Now you can practice the verses with your full version below!
    – Just go over some of the notes a little more (listening to the original melody)
    – Decide when/if you do the speaking parts! Whatever you’re comfortable with is fine 🙂

    #2296

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    8.3.17

    Good work on this – it took ages to edit though! It’s because the percussion doesn’t stay in time throughout… nightmare lol

    Worth it for the results though – it’s going to be very impressive!

    If you start practising the melody to this – let me know how much of the lyrics you want so we can decide how long it should be

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