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Martin Elsbury

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

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  • #10468

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    21.5.18

    Harmony Practice:
    – Goodnight Sweetheart: Flatten 3rd in B section if you wish! You are the definer of the chord, making it minor at this point of going to the Eb (3 steps)
    – One Day Like This: Verse 1: Low, Verse 2: High, Chorus: Low, Verse 3: High (Tenor) Chorus 2: Low
    – Without Time: Great work correcting melody – much better!

    #10464

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Due to recent changes in the law relating to singing rehearsal activity I am encouraged to submit details of any rehearsal time spent. (Joking) – But here it is anyway for Sunday 20th May 2018:

    A punishing schedule at Factory Studios. I sang:

    1) Without Time – (I think I can improve my singing of some of the harmony lines)!
    2) Goodnight Sweetheart – (I have a question about this. I’ll ask on Monday).
    3) One Day Like This.
    4) Imaginate – revisit. More on this when we have a chance to discuss!

    #10443

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    12.5.18

    Without Time:
    – Great work fine tuning the harmonies! Low and high have now been added – I have emailed it so far, with and without lead vocal
    – We will work out the “ah” harmonies in the middle 8 next time and the outro

    #10416

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    8.5.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Vowel Scales with 5th/octave slides (to stretch the range)

    Without Time:
    – Great work adding harmonies – practice adding a 3rd above (easier) or below (harder) to songs on the radio for example – it’s good practice for your ear! Think about the direction of the notes of the melody and try and get your harmony to more or less move in parallel 🙂 Good job today!

    #10320

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    24.4.18

    Without Time:
    – Great first take! Have a listen below and think about/practice what may need altering
    – Harmonies next time!

    #10281

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    21.4.18

    Captivate:
    – Sounding lush as always
    – Make sure you’re focussing more on output rather than input: so not loads of breathing! As that actually makes you more breathless…

    Without Time:
    – Decide about the flow of the rhythm e.g. “with no”
    – Change it to “without dawn”
    – Smoother on “I’ll just” (longer “just”)

    Sing from your core! Quite breathy today…!

    #10158

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Thanks for those! I enjoyed the lessons today (and thank you for the lunch)! Sorry I lost energy and voice towards the end – but looking forward to picking it up again next saturday.

    #10150

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    14.4.18

    LESSON 1

    Warm Ups:
    – Even, smooth vowel scales
    – Careful of the swoop (especially in bass notes)
    – Great ear test! Saying the numbers of the notes up to a 3rd apart
    – Lovely lazy easy sound (1 3 5 8 7 5 4 2 1) stick to “a” sounds when high (so lengthening “lazy”
    – Effort levels 1-5 (be a 3 when it feels like a 4, etc. Save 5 for when you really need it)

    Without Time:
    – Keep ticking a bit longer (new edit emailed)
    – Sing with effort level 2 (less breathing)
    – More smooth “as the wind”

    LESSON 2

    Without Time:
    – Vocals sounding much smoother now
    – “just to be” not too sharp
    – Organised track with clicks, just need a better chime!

    Updated track here:

    Captivate (for showcase):
    – Watch out for sharp notes
    – Stabilise the notes using your core
    – Adjusted the mix – practice to the below

    #10107

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Thanks! I’m growing in confidence with this one.

    #10105

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    10.4.18

    Without Time:
    – Well mapped out in the recording!
    – Middle 8 done – go with your best melody (towards end of recording)
    – Updated piano track below

    #9933

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Thanks Eliza.

    #9931

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    27.3.18

    Without Time:
    – Sing to the below:

    – Use emailed 3 choruses to help!

    Chords for a song – next time!

    #9792

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Are you telling me to loosen up?! People have been telling me that all my life…..

    Seriously though, I enjoyed that lesson and I’m starting to get a good feeling about ‘without Time’.

    Thanks!

    #9783

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    17.3.18

    Without Time:
    – Great working having a bash at that chorus and just “going with it” you should do that more often! 😉
    – Have a listen to emailed chorus recordings and decide on your chorus melody. I think the best one was the second one personally!

    #9762

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    13.3.18

    Without Time:
    – Sorry for making everything so rushed today and being short with you!? But results hopefully made – see recording emailed to you 🙂
    – Speak the words rhythmically in the chorus and make sure that they flow with ease and fit into 4 beats

    #9564

    Martin Elsbury
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    @Martin_Elsbury
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    Thanks for publishing my extensive back catalogue Eliza!
    And thanks for the Captivate backing track.

    The next rewrite of Without Time will be ready to read tomorrow.

    #9563

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    3.3.18

    This is now available publicly:

    Without Time:
    – Good work with the re-write – see what people say at the Songwriting Circle have to say!
    – Perhaps thinking about even verses (4/8 lines)

    Captivate:
    – Great work in the gradual build of backing vocals on this – here is the completed version below, as well as one without your lead vocal!

    #9555

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    27.2.18

    WELL DONE!

    New song: Without Time:
    – Great lyrics and we did some good work putting the clock style chords up and down in Em with back and forth 5ths in the bass
    – Think about the structure of the verses – making them even in length and also getting to the chorus sooner
    – Put some melody ideas together for the chorus so we can add chords next time

    #9329

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    17.2.18

    Don’t Look Back In Anger:
    – Great work finishing this today! Here it is below:

    This is so beautiful when I listened to it all in full – I welled up. You really sing it with such feeling – despite me shouting at you to tighten up here and there! This doesn’t mean any of the magic was lost 🙂

    Only correction we need to make is wrong lyrics on the 2nd bridge harmonies – “so I’m gonna” instead of “gonna start” – sorry I didn’t notice this! We will correct next time!

    #9276

    Martin Elsbury
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    Looking forward to the harmonies!

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