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Male Harmony Group Lesson Notes

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  • #10035

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are your lesson notes for Harmony Group!

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  • #11328

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Points: 90

    5.9.18

    The Longest Time:
    – GREAT work today!!!
    – Let’s perfect next time and tighten up for the Halloween showcase on 21st Oct!
    – Note PERFECT next time please! Then we can work on dynamics and pace

    #11233

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    22.8.18

    For The Longest Time:
    – Great work today! See vids! Ken: “That hasn’t happened” don’t sing too harshly in falsetto – go for it only if belting in chest voice!
    – Song is complete, next it’s just working on synchronising and dynamics

    In My Room:
    – Great start on this!

    #11217

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Student Forum LeaderMaster Teacher / Student

    Thanks Ken!
    We had fun unpicking that from the tadpoles on the sheet music and listening to the
    different versions online!

    #11215

    Ken Jewell
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    @Ken-Jewell
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    spot on M.luv it.

    #11214

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    Look what Martin started for you in his lesson today…

    #11023

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    30.7.18

    For The Longest Time:
    – Practice one section over and over and then with the main vocal so you can see how the rhythm fits with the melody
    – Please don’t underestimate the time needed to practice – this is a very advanced piece and needs attention to detail!
    – Martin – so far we are up to the 1 minute mark, with that new section still to learn. By 20th, I’d like it perfect up to that 1st minute!
    When starting the new section (when ready!) be aware that each person’s “bum” comes in a half beat at a time (Ken’s “may” of “maybe”, “Rob H, Rob S then Martin)
    – Try the lower key – parts emailed. Please learn from these – I’ve even made the mix easier to hear your part with the others softer in the background. Martin – would be interested to know if you can make the higher octave with the key a semitone lower?

    Reading the sheet music will be really useful for this one, so please all copy and print a copy from Ken!

    Lyrics with time stamps – which you can all edit with notes if you need to:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YlatCFW28zaoAd8Ebd7GG7GxRdgKkoq7Hv4t7A8Tae4/edit?usp=sharing

    #10855

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    9.7.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senora round
    – Tonal exercises: Changing where the sound resonates i.e. warm, “yawny” dropped larynx sound vs. nasal/twangy sound

    The Longest Time:
    – Great work putting the intro and start of verse together!
    – Good that we used some of our tonal techniques to blend the harmonies and hear each other clearly
    – Great that we have the parts to learn from! Happy practising!

    Songs for later:
    God Only Knows
    Happy Birthday

    https://sellfy.com/julienneel

    #10754

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    25.6.18

    Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight:
    – Rob H controlling bringing you all into each section, then Ken keeping the pace for the rest of it – Rob H – great work following Ken and blending more!
    – Rob H: First note that rises up is a whole semitone too low, careful there!
    – Ken – keep working on rhythm of the verses
    – Martin & Rob S: Great blending – doesn’t need to be loud or strained, you’ll have mics after all
    – See vids for each section and how you improved!
    – Work on dynamics and making sure you’re synchronising each word

    #10675

    Ken Jewell
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    @Ken-Jewell
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    Thanks sweatheart.gud sesh.u dun well with so much going on.have a really nice time. ;)) lol ( lots UV love)

    #10674

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    10.6.18

    Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight:
    – Great run through and drill of the verses – Ken, just focus on timing coming in on each line (listen to recordings)
    – Rob S & Martin – not too loud but move together
    – Rob H – good pace and staying with the metronome. Keep the high notes high so the whole song doesn’t drop in pitch

    BPM: Around 75

    #10666

    Martin Elsbury
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    It works perfectly. You can see why I was confused.

    #10665

    Rob Sheffield
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    @Rob_Sheffield
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    And a taste of honey’s worse than none at all.
    Oh little girl, in that case I don’t want no part
    I do believe that that would only break my heart.
    But if you feel like loving me
    if you’ve got the notion.
    A second hand emotion.

    #10638

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Student Forum LeaderMaster Teacher / Student

    I always thought that the title of that song was ‘Second hand emotion’!

    #10618

    Ken Jewell
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    @Ken-Jewell
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    Hi  ken is ;))

    #10616

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Student Forum LeaderMaster Teacher / Student

    Are we on for the proposed Harmony group session on Sunday 10th?

    #10595

    Ken Jewell
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    @Ken-Jewell
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    Good job on g/nite ‘sweetheart.x

    #10593

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    Rob’s other idea:

    #10538

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    Song Ideas:

    My Evaline
    In My Life

    #10532

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    28.5.18

    Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight:
    – Rob H: Work on the jump up the octave in the verse (listen to your phone recording) make sure the movements and slides are smooth
    – Rob S and Martin: Dynamics – softer “oo”s in the verse
    – Ken – not too late for the verse – “well” comes in on the second beat (see second verse on the video)

    Lyric Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WBf1TGnaOhNjrtMJCf9pn7C3yiuNB5-hVJQJzagcsy4/edit?usp=sharing

    The Longest Time:
    – Get the intro strong (see sheet music and sing with Billy Joel)
    – Ken: Eb, Martin: G, Rob S: Bb, Rob H: Bb

    #10357

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    30.4.18

    Goodnight Sweetheart:
    – Blending much better as you listen to each other in twos then four
    – Great work with finishing the second section but make sure you know your part really well so we can move forward a little quicker!

    Next time we will perfect this in full and piece together the structure, depending on how you’d like it to work. Would be great to film it too. If you can practice together between now and your next lesson then that would be great!

    Let’s also work on a second song – this is in the book so we can follow the notes! Thanks again Ken!

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