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17 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  Eliza Jane Fyfe 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    1.5.18

    Always A Woman:
    – Great work with the rhythm, just really listen to the original to hear how short the spaces are between lines and which words fall on the beat
    – Lovely held notes! This will help improve Tears In Heaven
    – Work with the high original key to stretch your voice and then use the lower key which is more comfortable (both have been emailed)

    Going Forward:
    – Grab cancellations where possible, but bring a song you want to really perfect and even record/prepare for performance
    – Practice in between at least once a week if you can, in Factory Studios (in place of a regular singing lesson slot) making sure all your backing track files (in keys set for your voice) are in one place so you can practice on the go
    – Book Dan / Sean for guitar lessons (just text me and I can put you in touch) so you can become a musician and play things in any key you want!
    – Still plan to do a showcase!

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    24.4.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Work on the twang (na/yeah scales) to help you get the high notes without straining. Really important you put this into regular practice if you want to make the change!

    Thinking Out Loud:
    – Good run through! Slow down the runs and listen to the original to be a bit clearer on the melody in places
    – Practice to the below:

    Perfect:
    – Go over the second verse again (the bit you’ve forgotten!)

    Try out this lower key, with piano to challenge you to keep the pace and not speed up!

    Tears In Heaven:
    – Lovely again! Would be great to record
    – Make sure it doesn’t go flat on “And carry on” and “‘Cause I know”

    Try some Bobby Womack!

    #10238 Reply

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    17.4.18

    Tears In Heaven:

    – Hold the notes at the end of each line
    – Start adding some runs and your own style as you get more used to the space between each line

    Thinking Out Loud:
    – This one really suits you
    – Learn runs: slow them right down
    – Weird rhythm in places (“And I’m thinking ’bout / I’m thinking out loud”)
    – Here’s the track below in B, tailored to your voice! Starts straight away 🙂

    #10108 Reply

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    10.4.18

    Broken Stones:
    – Great with the karaoke!
    – Ignore brackets
    – Keep practising with other karaokes of a similar style!

    Tears In Heaven:
    – LOVE this for you!!
    – Hold on the notes a little longer

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    20.3.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senora Lucky 7 – but just do the first 4 patterns

    Easy Like Sunday Morning:
    – Sounding good, have a listen below.
    – Timing is good, just slow down these sections:
    “Seems to me girl
    You know I’ve done all I can”

    “Everybody wants me to be
    What they want me to be”
    – Also work on that high note!
    – Be aware of mic technique when recording

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    13.2.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Lovely lazy easy sound: 1 3 5 8 7 5 4 2 1 – hold any syllables and vary it
    – “Ma”s for the break

    Easy Like Sunday Morning:
    – High “ea” on “easy” glottal stop but not too harsh – nice and twangy rather than pushed too much from below, or strained!
    – Practice the ending
    – We could film next time 😉

    Nice instrumentals to try:

    Book in Factory Studios 🙂

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    6.3.18 – Factory Studios

    Have your backing tracks and lyrics organised in one place, before you get to the practice room.

    Make sure your laptop is on a flat surface otherwise the connection is dodgy

    Broken Stones:
    – Wow I love this! Staying well synchronized with the music
    – Glance up now and then and don’t hunch or stare
    – Mic technique – turn slightly away with the bigger notes!

    All Of Me:
    – Karaoke (original key)
    – Better timing
    – Really open your mouth

    Superstition:
    – Great run through together! You’ve got a good ear for harmonies so we should definitely work more on this 🙂

    #9553 Reply

    Paul Treasure
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    Thanks Eliza
     

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    27.2.18

    Perfect:
    – Great work finishing this – we will edit in a couple of weeks when we are back. Have a listen to your full take below
    – Make sure you’re aware of where you’re sometimes still a little flat in places, just getting those repeated notes going up to the note every time!

    I’ll text you about Factory Studios booking plan!

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    20.2.18

    Warm Ups/Technique:
    – When transitioning into falsetto, as it’s low it doesn’t need to be loud or with more air, so keep it light and soft, then add a bit more power when it gets really high!
    – Na/yeah to help get that twangy clarity!
    – Make some of your vowels more like and “eh” with a smile!

    Perfect – Take 2:
    – SO much better:

    – Keep the practice going with clean notes that don’t go flat

    I can’t find you on Facebook. Which maybe you’re relieved about lol, but if you want to join the student community, add me – Eliza Jane Fyfe 🙂

    Lesson in Factory at noon on 6th March? Book yourself a one-to-one room:

    http://www.factorystudios.co.uk/

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    6.2.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Softer warm ups – don’t go in with a full voice and ALWAYS warm up before singing a song!

    All You Need Is Love:
    – Thanks for the impromptu recording and filming!

    Perfect:
    – Great first run through – have a listen back and practice what you feel needs more work
    – Make sure you don’t let the pitch drop in places
    – Great work with your timing – so much better!

    #8930 Reply

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    9.1.18

    2018 Plan:
    – Aim towards showcase
    – Recording.. maybe even filming!

    New song list:
    – Perfect (both versions)

    Add some more to the list!

    Perfect – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPMA1tqWuf4 (lyrics separately)
    – Click along (beats 2 + 4)
    – Twangy high note (in the face) na yeahs scales will help this!

    Book practice session at Factory Studios: http://www.factorystudios.co.uk/

    #8929 Reply

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    24.10.17

    All Of Me:
    – Great work on this today, despite a hoarse voice!
    – Just take your time, each line is later than you think. Hold on longer for words like “heeeeeead spinning, noooooo kidding” and also the “all”s in the chorus! This will help you get to the next line not too quickly. You did well with the pace today
    – Just relax when it comes to performing; everyone is in the same boat as you and you DESERVE to be on that stage!

    Use the backing track I emailed to you!

    #8928 Reply

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    10.10.17

    Practice All Of Me and So High (backing tracks emails)

    http://www.karaoke-version.com/custombackingtrack/john-legend/so-high.html?pitch=-1&levels=1%2C0.2%2C100.3%2C100.4%2C100.5%2C100.6%2C100.7%2C100.8%2C100.9%2C100.10%2C100.11%2C100.12%2C100.13%2C100.14%2C0&pannings=1%2C0.2%2C0.3%2C0.4%2C0.5%2C0.6%2C0.7%2C0.8%2C0.9%2C0.10%2C0.11%2C0.12%2C0.13%2C0.14%2C0&precount=0

    We can purchase the above track if you pick this one!

    All Of Me:
    – Make sure you don’t speed up
    – No straining on the high notes – when you lightly flip into falsetto it’s much better for your voice

    #8927 Reply

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    2.10.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Focus on that transitional part of the voice “sen” when it gets high, add some twang (bring it into your face more)
    – Na/yeah scale up high, then try holding the high note for a bit longer (i.e. “na na na na naaaaaaaa na na na na”), then come back down again

    My Girl:
    – Perfect for your range

    So High:
    – Stretches you more in the higher range
    – Higher for “Walking on cloud 9”

    Dance With Father:
    – Next door note fine tuning – really listen to how the melody moves in each syllable

    Red:
    – Chorus: Work on hitting the high notes over and over 🙂

    Creep:
    – Go over and over the high part emailed to you in the easier key. See how you get on!

    Check out Otis Redding and Al Green

    This would also be a good one for you:

    Pick a song for the showcase! Anything you want 🙂

    #8926 Reply

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    5.9.17

    Warm Ups:
    Na/yeah scales
    – To help you with high notes!

    Your Song:
    – Don’t rush, feel the pace of the music (harder with strings and no drums!)

    Ordinary People:
    – As above, trickier as it’s just piano
    – Listen to the chord changes and take your time in each line

    Ain’t No Sunshine:
    – Don’t rush the 3rd line
    – “I know” 2 lots of 5 then a 6 – listen to the attached (comes straight in after the first click on the blank version!)

    Stand By Me:
    – Love this best!
    – Twang/nasal for the high darlin’ – much better! Try this karaoke which is in a more comfortable, slightly lower key:

    – Also it will force you to slow down and listen to the music!

    Use Somebody:
    – Love the rockier sound to your voice – you CAN do this so trust yourself (Stand By Me is higher)

    Hold Back The River:
    – Very tricky off-beat rhythm so we would need to work on this separately

    Next time: Creep – for the Halloween showcase – start practising, just do the high bit lower for now if you can!

    #8925 Reply

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    28.7.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Get into a routine of warming up and referencing notes

    Feeling Good:
    – More of a challenge for your higher range and the varied pace (make it your own)
    – Try different karaoke version on youtube

    Lean On Me:
    – Great soulful sound – listen to the attached – show people!
    – Don’t rush it – listen to the pace of the music

    Try:
    Ain’t No Sunshine
    Ordinary People
    Jealous
    Stand By Me

    Rock:
    Use Somebody
    Hold Back The River

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