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  • #2348

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

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  • #2363

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    3.5.17

    Take Me Home:
    – Great work on improving the timbre of this today, section by section
    – Make sure you’re not sounding “pinched” on the word “me” in the bridge
    – Second take below: Listen to that chorus and be wary of the sharpness of the head voice. Work on opening your throat and making the drop to “home” a little bigger from the “me”

    It’s getting there!

    #2362

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    20.4.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Random Bella Senoras so you can adjust chest/head voice without warning

    Performance:
    – We are going to work on your head voice being more stable with your ab muscles and less air so you don’t go too sharp
    – Think about changing the tone of your head voice – more open throated and thinking low, into your belly! Rather than a squashed/mouse-like sound
    – With the above in mind, really open your mouth and go bigger on the high lifts
    – Open the “me” more
    – Have a listen back to the below recording… you can probably hear where you’re going sharp but I don’t know if you could hear yourself that well as recording can feel a little different and I’m having problems with the software, so bear this in mind!
    – Learn the ending part of the song

    #2361

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    6.4.17

    Great work going over your songs for Saturday!

    Like I Can:
    – Sounds so much stronger with a little more chest voice now, which you seem to access with more ease these days!
    – Careful you don’t go sharp in the middle 8 (each line starts with the same notes)
    – Rhythm is great!

    Missed:
    – Sounds beautiful and much more interesting melodically than Yours. Looking forward to playing it for you live!
    – Make sure you’re definitely certain on the melody for that second verse
    – I will be accompanying you depending on the pace you keep, so don’t worry about waiting for me too much 🙂

    Enjoy it!

    Btw – let me know what you think of your progress bar (see bottom of your website page)

    #2360

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    1.4.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work with the use of chest and head voice today!

    1983 Mashup:
    – Again, great work with chest and head voice
    – Just watch out for: “Every move you make” (down) “Every vow you break” (up)
    – Also careful with the slowed down “I’ll be watching you”
    – Beautiful extra harmony added today – final backing track below for you to practice with before tomorrow!

    #2359

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    18.3.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great na’s up to top C!

    1983 Mashup:
    – Sounding great but work on the “Total Eclipse” part – going from chest to head voice, using the lyric doc as your guide
    – Great harmonies – now just practice with your BV’s version below!

    Will get back into the songwriting after the showcase, but for now, start taking notice of structure in songs – why is that a verse/bridge/chorus?

    #2358

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    4.3.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Scales with slides at the end: take note of chest/head voice – dipping in and out
    – Smoother Bella Senoras without glottal stop

    Total Eclipse Of The Heart:
    – A song where you CAN use glottal stop for more precision!
    – Work on breathing for the high parts and some of the runs

    #2357

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    18.2.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Starting to smooth notes now – learning to anchor the diaphragm and keep the throat open (air with sound)
    – Bella Senoras: More chest voice going up, but taking your time to ease back into the chest voice when coming down

    1983 Mashup:
    – Take some time learning the melody a little more in Total Eclipse Of The Heart, then use the below track (with and without vocal) to start putting the mashup together.
    – Make sure you’re wary of when you’re using chest and head voice and the times where you can probably push yourself to chest voice (head voice is pink!)

    Link to lyrics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lCM4I90p_PJkSCwr3gm_4O-Kb-01Tr2lOXPduNTgbBk/edit?usp=sharing

    Take Me Home / Missed:
    – Great – both of these songs suit your voice and you really seem to be in your element. I look forward to spending more time on them and recording them!

    #2356

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    4.2.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Start trying to lose the glottal stop – use your abs to access chest voice, not throat
    – Use diaphragmatic scales to help this

    Give It Up / Total Eclipse Of The Heart / Every Breath You Take:
    – Get accustomed with the melodies of each song and I’ll make a piano mashup!
    – Make sure your voice stays in one tone: chest voice in verses until notes get higher, but try not to go back and forth too much

    #2355

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    21.1.17

    Songwriting:

    – Work on structure plus the melody and pace you want in your head – record ideas and see what feels right!
    – See recordings which I emailed you for ideas 🙂

    Amy

    Verse 1:
    Oh Amy you can have him, you can have my man
    See if you can work him out any better than I can
    Amy you can have him cos his value ain’t his worth,
    Oh Amy, he’s made of sneaky stuff, the mocha of the earth

    Chorus:
    Amy, you can have him
    I don’t want that man no more,
    His lies and his duplicity mean,
    My door ain’t open no more

    Verse 2:
    Cos Amy, I saw his heart did leap when his eyes did rest on you,
    He thought that cheating was oh so fine and he could see it through
    But Amy, it’s a hefty price that man and you will pay
    Cos Amy he ain’t got a dime to help you through your days

    Chorus:
    Amy, you can have him
    I don’t want that man no more,
    His lies and his duplicity
    Mean my door ain’t open any more

    Middle 8:
    Oh Amy, you thought he was a winner, babe
    But Amy you’ll be damned,
    Cos Amy he says he wants me back, so Amy he ain’t your man

    He’ll leave you too fast, Amy
    He’ll look for someone new
    He always slept with eyes wide shut so he could sneak around with you

    Chorus:
    Amy, you can have him
    I don’t want that man no more,
    His lies and his duplicity
    Mean my door ain’t open any more

    Outro:
    So Amy you will be left too, with a heart that’s oh so sad
    Oh Amy I feel bad for us
    He’s that man we never had

    #2354

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    7.1.17

    Grade 5:
    – Get back into it by finding the card and downloading the exercises to go through the theory
    – Go through these 4 songs and cut down to 3: Tears Dry On Their Own, Because Of You, Love Song & Picking Up The Pieces

    Hallelujah:
    – Sounding gorgeous for your voice in the key of Eb (enabling you to stay in chest voice longer as the pitch rises)
    – Practice to recording attached in the email with your password 🙂
    – Try out some different harmonies yourself in the chorus if you can!

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