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

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  • #8736

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    5.1.18

    2017 Review:

    – Hallelujah – bring back for next showcase
    – Songwriting: Amy
    – Give It Up / Total Eclipse Of The Heart / Every Breath You Take: (performed)
    – Like I Can
    – Missed
    – Yours
    – Take Me Home
    – Best Fake Smile
    – All I Ask
    – Bat Out Of Hell (performed)
    – In The Silence
    – I Believe In Father Christmas & I Wish It Was Christmas Today (2 duets for the Christmas showcase!)

    2018 Plan:
    – Youtube account – strengthen old songs (e.g. Titanium, Yours, Love Is Christmas)
    – Songwriting Circle (post about on the website and Facebook group please!)
    – Write a song with a tune per week

    TODAY:
    – Hallelujah for parents
    – Never Be Another You (me on piano – will work out for you)
    – Songwriting – bring me songs!

    #7600

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    21.12.17

    Theory:
    – Start thinking about 7ths:
    C7 = C (major chord) with a dominant/minor 7 (the jazzier one)
    Cmaj7 = C (major chord) with a major 7 (happier 7!)
    Cm7 = C (minor chord) with a dominant/minor 7
    – Try singing them i.e. 1 3 5 7 5 3 1

    In The Silence:
    – Well done for your new improved recording! My favourite thing you’ve done!

    Set yourself some new year goals of songwriting and guitar!

    #7349

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    14.12.17 & 16.12.17 – Duet with Mike

    I Wish It Was Christmas Today:
    – Great work on this today – just remember your harmony is higher with Mike than it is with Martin!
    – Don’t forget the “ahh”s which is the same as the chorus harmony
    – Recordings sound great so just go by that
    – Keep practising both songs back and forth 🙂

    #7346

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    16.12.17 – Duet lesson with Martin

    I Believe In Father Christmas:
    – All good to go – don’t hold back on volume!

    #7344

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    13.12.17 – Duet with Martin

    I Believe In Father Christmas:
    – Great work on this – sounding really great! Well done moving from the high to the low harmony then back to the high notes again!

    #7081

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    9.12.17 – Duet with Martin

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work singing 3 note and 5 note major and minor scales in 3rds, 6ths and swapping around – very clever 😉
    – Great number scale round and London’s Burning round!

    I Believe In Father Christmas:
    – So pleased with how this is worked out! It’s wonderful
    – Make sure you are clear where you’re singing high (verse 2 and final verse) and low harmony (verse 3) use the recordings emailed to you to help
    – Practice the ending, especially with that long note with Martin!

    #6459

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    17.11.17

    In The Silence:
    – Beautiful run through – it really is one of my favourite songs you’ve done!
    – Great first recording, we will do edits next time!
    – Great video – I will feature it on Facebook when it’s loaded!

    #5171

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    26.10.17

    Bat Out Of Hell:
    – Sounds brilliant!!!

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Will send in F as this seems the right key
    – Think about dynamics and expression in this one. Have a listen to a few female covers perhaps

    In The Silence:
    – You performed this brilliantly in the mic! It really suits you. Love the higher key:

    #4458

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    24.10.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Good work with minor scales and arpeggios – see if you can find that changing 3rd note on your own! You could even use the guitar to help you – play major and minor chords and see if you can sing the 3rd (think Bella Senora if it helps, and it would be the “la”)

    Bat Out Of Hell:
    – Amazing belting!!
    – Just smooth over the changing voices in the last bit, particularly on the word “heaven”
    – Timing lots better now!

    New Songs:
    – Bridge Over Troubled Water (for Dad) – had a little try of this today and just remember to soften your voice for this one! Worked well a semitone higher than the original…
    – Hallelujah (for parents)
    – In The Silence

    #3364

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    12.10.17

    Bat Out Of Hell:
    – Verse 2: Only use chest voice for “is stunted and lost.” and “ever worth the cost.”
    – 2nd chorus: All chest, and then for “Like a sinner” it’s slow, then it slightly speeds up (both times)
    – Work out the gaps (you sing in the silence!)

    Songwriting:
    – Talked about awareness of how your melody moves with chords (primary: 1 4 and 5 and a cheeky 6 here and there for a minor feel!)
    – Sent Jonny your chorus melody for Miracles… see what happens next!

    #3213

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    6.10.17

    Warm Ups:
    – 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 3 5 8 5 3 1 3 5 8 7 5 4 2 1

    Bat Out Of Hell:
    – Second chorus: try belting all of it in chest voice!
    – Watch the timings of the “like a sinner”
    – “Dancing through the night” great split of voices here!
    – Loosen up more!
    – Work out an ad lib for the instrumental

    Songwriting:
    – Don’t rhyme for the sake of rhyming – use Rhymezone to inspire you! More syllables
    – Less is more – you don’t need to repeat the same idea over and over
    – Make sure verses are equal in length
    – Make sure it fits 1 2 3 4 in each line (swap “some had ripped” to “with”)
    – Change “just” to “never”
    – Start singing a melody

    #2372

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    26.9.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Practice high blend of chest and head voice (listen to memo emailed to you)

    Songwriting:
    – Amy – careful of timing changes – sort final lyrics and melody for next time!
    – Barriers Down – very good – listen to the memo I emailed you for a chorus idea!

    Bat Out Of Hell:
    – “blade shining oh so bright” goes down on “oh”
    – ALL chest voice except high part of chorus
    – Practice rhythm each time you sing: “Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven”
    – Great work on this today! Make sure the timing is right and you’re comfortably linking the sections

    I’ve emailed you the updated backing track where you come in earlier – where you want to basically! (13 secs in)

    #2371

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    23.9.17

    Bat Out Of Hell:
    – Goes down on “bright”
    – 2nd verse – look at the melody a bit more
    – Don’t go up on “through” so you can fit the rest in
    – Chest voice for the start of the chorus then stay in head voice for the whole high bit of the chorus
    – Practice getting that quick breath in
    – When you’ve got it, start practising with the backing track when I finish it!

    #2370

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    8.9.17

    Bat Out Of Hell
    Ghost
    Black Heart
    Superstition
    Nightcall

    Practice to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HD4oeTHHZs

    “Bat Out Of Hell”

    The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling
    Way down in the valley tonight.
    There’s a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
    And a blade shining, oh, so bright.
    There’s evil in the air and there’s thunder in sky,
    And a killer’s on the bloodshot streets.
    Oh, and down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising,
    Oh, I swear I saw a young boy down in the gutter,
    He was starting to foam in the heat.

    Oh, baby, you’re the only thing in this whole world,
    That’s pure and good and right.
    And wherever you are and wherever you go,
    There’s always gonna be some light.
    But I gotta get out,
    I gotta break it out now,
    Before the final crack of dawn.
    So we gotta make the most of our one night together.
    When it’s over you know,
    We’ll both be so alone.

    Like a bat out of hell
    I’ll be gone when the morning comes.
    When the night is over
    Like a bat out of hell
    I’ll be gone-gone-gone.
    Like a bat out of hell
    I’ll be gone when the morning comes.
    But when the day is done, and the sun goes down,
    And the moonlight’s shining through,
    Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven,
    I’ll come crawling on back to you.

    I’m gonna hit the highway like a battering ram
    On a silver black phantom bike.
    When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry,
    And we’re all about to see the light.
    Nothing ever grows in this rotting old hole.
    And everything is stunted and lost.
    And nothing really rocks
    And nothing really rolls
    And nothing’s ever worth the cost.

    And I know that I’m damned if I never get out,
    And maybe I’m damned if I do,
    But with every other beat I’ve got left in my heart,
    You know I’d rather be damned with you.
    Well, if I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
    Dancing through the night with you.
    Well, if I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned—
    Gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned—
    Gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
    Dancing through the night—
    Dancing through the night—
    Dancing through the night with you.

    Oh, baby, you’re the only thing in this whole world,
    That’s pure and good and right.
    And wherever you are and wherever you go,
    There’s always gonna be some light.
    But I gotta get out,
    I gotta break it out now,
    Before the final crack of dawn.
    So we gotta make the most of our one night together.
    When it’s over you know
    We’ll both be so alone.

    Like a bat out of hell
    I’ll be gone when the morning comes.
    When the night is over
    Like a bat out of hell
    I’ll be gone gone gone.
    Like a bat out of hell
    I’ll be gone when the morning comes.
    But when the day is done and the sun goes down,
    And the moonlight’s shining through,
    Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven,
    I’ll come crawling on back to you.
    Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven,
    I’ll come crawling on back to you.

    All I Ask:
    – Great edits! I have sent it to you – we can fix the end again if you like

    #2369

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    28.8.17

    – Good second recording – great focus again! Getting more and more smooth
    – A few more edits in the middle, smoothing the second bridge a little more
    – Good, controlled ending
    – Have a listen (emailed)

    #2368

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    25.8.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Remove glottal stop (harder in chest voice)
    – Good a cappella Bella Senora Lucky 7’s!

    All I Ask: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gksxja4oXac
    – Also emailed you the mp3!

    I have emailed you your recording so far – have a listen and work on anything you think needs a bit more practice!

    Songwriting:
    Think of a couple of songs to bring to me 🙂

    #2367

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    22.8.17

    All I Ask:
    – Great work on the chest voice all the way up to the chorus
    – Remember the bridge chest notes are on: “don’t get” and “I know there is” and “mo” (and part of the run of “tomorrow”) you did well on this today!
    – Great power in the chorus, just make sure it doesn’t go too heady otherwise you will feel dizzy!
    – Bring back some chest notes where you feel they will work in lower bits later on in the song
    – Work on the middle 8 – for example, “way we remember us” – “we” goes down, NOT the end of “way” so just hold off and do that run on “we” as well. Have a good listen to this
    – “cruel or vicious” holds on a little longer

    #2366

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    18.8.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senoras starting high and finding your chest voice as you come down (not too early) a lot better today and not too pushed!

    Best Fake Smile:
    – Great edit, fantastic power and stronger melody. Harmonies great too. Will edit and send shortly!

    #2365

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    17.8.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senoras: Break in the same place on the way down as on the way up. There’s more room for chest voice on the way up

    Best Fake Smile:
    – Great recording! Great chest voice power again. We will correct melody and harmonies and add some more double tracking tomorrow 🙂

    All I Ask:
    – Great start to this, work on the break from chest to head voice on that awkward run! Sounds beautiful and shows off your head voice

    #2364

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    14.8.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work getting back into these
    – Warm up the face and stretch the mouth!
    – Smooth over the break by breaking later on the way down

    Best Fake Smile:
    – Such a great song choice and you can do it all in chest voice! Head voice needed just for the middle 8 and high parts towards the end
    – Effortless power when you got into it, you sounded amazing and so confident already 🙂
    – Will be a great recording with harmonies!

    All I Ask:
    – Start learning this at home. Great ballad!

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