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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are your lesson notes!

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  • #10648

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    7.6.18

    You Really Got A Hold On Me:
    – Really like this for you – soften the tone initially and build up to more power
    – Smokey’s version is bluesy and soulful so you can follow that a bit but it’s in C whereas you’ll be doing it in A (Beatles key) which suits your voice more and allows you to belt!
    – Belt the “baby!”
    – Listen to the recording of me doing the “I love you and all I want you to do” tricky bluesy bit!

    Female version in your key for more inspiration:

    #10586

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    31.5.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senora Lucky 7 – think about changing earlier back into chest voice on the way down

    Crazy:
    – Much improved recording and even adding harmonies! Have a listen below:

    #10385

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    3.5.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Range – up to Eb
    – Chest voice naturally breaking around F but later belting up to C
    – Lovely lazy easy sound: Change which vowel is high, keep it smooth on the out-breath (no “h”)

    Crazy:
    – Great run through with the harmony idea too for that haunting/heavenly sound… Here it is so far below
    – Just work on steadying your voice a bit
    – Rhythm and runs much improved

    #10347

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    26.4.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Vowel scales – smooth tone, particularly with “oo” – make them sound like the rest of the vowels
    – Bella Senora – carry on with first 4 patterns while thinking about the squeeze of the diaphragm rather than expel of air (same with runs)
    – Chest and head voices
    – 1 3 5 8 7 5 4 2 1 (lovely lazy easy sound) – change where you stretch out the syllables and also play around with tone of your voice

    Crazy:
    – Make sure you have a bright tone for “Enough / touch” – width of your mouth will adjust the resonance
    – Slightly longer “craz-eeh” before the run
    – With long notes, fade them off at the end
    – Try not to give up on the offset (fade off nicely and neatly)
    – Don’t rush “But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough” or “You really think you’re control (say 2 3 4 1)

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/gnarlsbarkley/crazy.html

    #10249

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    19.4.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Tone is improving

    Crazy:
    – Great work learning the verses today! Take your time to assess the rhythm and listen to my recording emailed to you
    – Suits your voice and lovely that you connect with this song!
    – Here’s the backing track to practice to:

    #10132

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    12.4.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Warmer tone, open throat
    – Bella Senora: Either be a little nasal on the top note in order to stay in chest, eventually changing to head voice
    – Airflow – no out breath at the end

    Into The Mystic:
    – More comfortable in E/F
    – You have a good understanding of the free-flowing rhythm so don’t worry too much about how Van Morrison does it!
    – Just go over the original version so you can perfect some of the notes here and there (e.g. the runs in the first line of the high chorus!)
    – Remember to wait 3 beats before “and when that foghorn blows”
    – This is a lot more interesting melodically and sounds great already, even though it’s more advanced! Keep at it, using the backing tracks I’ve emailed you. See which key you prefer. +1 showed off the low notes without going too high

    Later:
    – Go back to La Frontera
    – Work on harmonies for 9th May – bring recordings

    #9949

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    29.3.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senora Lucky 7 – bring in chest voice earlier on the way down, but smoothing over

    Leaving On A Jet Plane:
    – Think about a softer tone for more evenness
    – Then go for it in the chorus!
    – We will work on perfecting the recording more when your voice isn’t croaky

    Song Ideas:
    – Somethin’ Stupid
    – Crazy

    #9895

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    22.3.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senora Lucky 7: Get the first 4 patterns really solid
    – Try descending from high to low and gradually bringing in chest voice

    Leaving On A Jet Plane:
    – Nice and loud and joined on: leavin’-on a jet plane – much better when you join it on
    – Don’t dip the volume too much so it goes breathy
    – “Don’t know when I’ll be back again”
    – Great second recording, and in full! I’ve emailed it to you 🙂
    – Watch the pitch in places like “blown his horn”
    – “I hate to go” is better, but some are hit and miss
    – Careful with some of the high words at the end of the verse lines, plus the held notes

    Last chorus lyrics:
    Kiss me and smile for me
    Tell me that you’ll wait for me
    Hold me like you’ll never let me go
    I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
    Don’t know when I’ll be back again
    Leavin’ on a jet plane
    Don’t know when I’ll be back again
    Leavin’ on a jet plane
    Don’t know when I’ll be back again
    Oh babe, I hate, to go…

    #9771

    Jules Beckett
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    Go to 🛏!

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 15 Mar 2018, at 23:33, mgrmusic.com <[email protected]> wrote:

    #9768

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    15.3.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Scales – break early
    – Bella Senora – working through the break (stop and do the slide on your own slowly which will aid this)
    – Great work belting na/yeahs up to top C!

    Leaving On A Jet Plane:
    – Suits you so well and you sound great
    – Work on the words at the end of the lines
    – Great work with your first recording below, even with harmonies! You’re a natural!
    – Would love to continue this as a project, so learn from the original and then sing to the backing tracks emailed 🙂

    #9707

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    8.3.18

    Warm Ups:
    – New Bella Senora patterns: Bella Senora Lucky 7 (Further Exercises) learn the first 4 patterns
    – Na/yeah – you’re naturally pushing the chest voice quite high here, so do the same with Bella Senoras if you can belt them a bit more later on in the warm ups

    It’s My Imagination:
    – A great choice for practising switching from chest to head voice
    – Chorus: Go for it, apart from that highest note where you can briefly pop into head voice
    Use this karaoke:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg_lU0j6ZcU

    Can’t Help Loving That Man:
    – Will really suit the stronger side of your voice so find a karaoke and give that a go!

    Showcase: Sunday 22nd April 2-4pm and 7-9.30pm

    #9456

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    23.2.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Watch out for the “h” (would rather your voice cracks) and leftover air at the end of the note
    – Vowel scales, switch to “Ma”

    La Frontera:

    Breakdown:

    Hoy vuelvoala frontera
    Otra vese dia, travesarsh
    Es el viento que me manda
    Que mempu-ujala frontera (j = h, second “u” goes up)
    Y que borra el camino-Que
    Detrás desa-pare-ece
    Que detrás desa-pare-ece

    Me arrastro bajoel cielo
    Y las nu-ubes del invierno
    Es el viento que las manda
    Y no hay nadie que las pare (starts quick: ee no-i nad-yeh KE las pare)
    A veces combatede, spiadado (extra d)
    A veces baileya (bylia) veces…nada
    A veces baileya (bylia) veces…nada

    Hoy cruzo la frontera
    Bajo el cielo
    Bajo el cielo
    Es el viento que me manda
    Bajo el cielo de acero
    Soy el punto negro que anda
    A las orillas de la suerte (swear)

    – Well done with the last verse – you got this much quicker without help! Just go over those trickier lines in the earlier verses more and really listen carefully to each syllable she sings in the video
    – I would focus on perfecting this before moving on to any harder Spanish songs. You’ll be able to do more once the Spanish becomes easier and quicker to roll off the tongue!
    – Great expression but make sure you use a softer tone now and then; it can sound over-pushed and then wobbles sometimes

    #9308

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    15.2.18

    La Frontera:
    – Great accent!

    Breakdown:

    Hoy vuelvoala frontera
    Otra veshe dea, travesarsh
    Es el viento que me manda
    Que mempu-ujala frontera (j = h, second “u” goes up)
    Y que borra el camino-Que
    Detrás desa-pare-ece
    Que detrás desa-pare-ece

    Me arrastro bajoel cielo
    Y las nu-ubes del invierno
    Es el viento que las manda
    Y no hay nadie que las pare (ee no-i nad-yeh ke las pare)
    A veces combate despiadado (extra d)
    A veces baileya (bylia) veces…nada

    #9256

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    1.2.18

    Great first lesson!

    Warm Ups (attached):
    – Fricatives
    – Octave slides (“mm/singggg”)
    – Vowel scales (“ma” for break)
    – Bella Senora Arpeggios
    – Na/yeah for increasing chest voice

    Silver Blue:
    – Great song to practice the break on. Change to head voice if it’s too much of a strain in chest (you never want to strain)
    – If you want it in a lower key, this will take the pressure off

    Veinte Anos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2vBh6_h7WE (maybe slo mo to 0.75 – settings) to learn the words slowly and carefully – listen to every syllable and be aware where some words merge!
    – Lyrics plus translation: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/viente-anos-twenty-years.html

    Found an instrumental, but it’s higher, be warned! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQt8wCtkZNA

    Please find an invoice attached for the next 2 lessons. Bank details and terms and conditions are included on the invoice. Once paid, I can get you signed up on the website for further warm ups!

    Looking forward to our double lesson on Thursday 15th Feb at 4.45pm!

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