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Safiyya Walker

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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are your lesson notes!

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  • #11287

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    30.8.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Nice and steady with long notes at the end!

    Believe:
    – Cher version is great! We’ll record next time 🙂
    – Instrumental to sing to (lyrics separately):

    Make You Feel My Love / Someone Like You:
    – Probably a bit difficult but out of the two I’d go for Make You Feel My Love

    Hallelujah:
    – Perfect for you as it focuses on the steady, clear, long notes
    – Make sure you don’t belt straight away… work up to it! Then you’ll have more variety and colour to your voice (and surprise people later!)
    – Long “halleluuuuujaaaaah” in the chorus

    Track to sing with:

    Lyrics:

    “Hallelujah”

    Well, I heard there was a secret chord
    That David played that pleased the Lord
    But you don’t really care for music, do you?
    Well it goes like this:
    The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
    The baffled king composing Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah…

    Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    You saw her bathing on the roof
    Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
    She tied you to her kitchen chair
    She broke your throne and she cut your hair
    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah…

    Well, baby, I’ve been here before
    I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
    I used to live alone before I knew ya
    (And) I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
    (And) love is not a victory march
    It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah…

    Maybe there’s a God above
    But all I’ve ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
    And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
    It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
    It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah…
    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah…
    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
    Hallelujah, hallelujah

    #11258

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    Good work, keep at it 🙂 xxx

    #11256

    Safiyya Walker
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    @Safiyya-Walker
    Points: 0

    Hi Eliza Im getting there with believe i have also found a really good karaoke of believe think Im finding chers baking track esea  safiyya 

    #11184

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    16.8.18

    Believe:
    – Practice to the below videos but remember it’s too low for you, so just use it to help you with rhythm and style

    Ella Audition:

    Full:

    Here is a rough quality backing track in the higher key for now:

    Mamma Mia – have a go of the original and we could always do the piano version!

    #11073

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    Great – go for it! Practice getting that belted note right on that high note! You were fabulous yesterday! xxx

    #11072

    Safiyya Walker
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    @Safiyya-Walker
    Points: 0

    Hi Eliza thanks you for my singing lesson last night I think I should do the belting version of titanium .

    #11068

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    31.7.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Make sure you sing with the piano warm ups on your profile so you can work on slowly stretching your voice and building a clear, open tone up high 🙂

    Titanium:
    – A lot more control in the recording of the verse this time – just be careful of your mic technique as you need to keep your mouth near the mic and not move around too much (unless you’re going loud, in which case you’d move your head to the side/back a bit!)
    – Work on that higher “fire” note (listen to your recording below – much better!)
    – “Titanium” long notes are much clearer now! Work on head voice AND belting, to find which tone is more comfortable (you could sing with head voice in the first chorus then chest voice later on?)
    – Really important that you sing with the below instrumental (previous notes)
    – Listen to Charlotte’s version below to learn the “stone heart” bit
    – MUCH improved in this second recording so well done!

    #10947

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    19.7.18

    Titanium:
    – Well done with your first recording! I have emailed the single, double and triple chorus versions!
    – Practice the 2nd verse – listen to Charlotte’s version which I emailed but be aware you actually do an extra chorus!
    – Make sure you don’t have too much glottal stop (that little croak) in the “titanium” but well done for taking the run away in the first one so you can breathe!
    – In the chorus, the first “fire” is a little higher
    – Practice to the below instrumental:

    #10893

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    12.7.18

    Songs:
    – Hello: Great work breaking this down together – just work on opening your mouth. Listen to Adele’s rhythm and then sing on your own to be sure of the words. Lots of repetition!

    – Hunger: Great challenge as it’s wordy and full of energy – have a practice and show me how you get on. I would probably prefer you stuck to Hello as your vocal power challenge!

    – Titanium: Love this one for your voice. You’re already adding your own vocal style which I love, like runs that weren’t there before. I would advise that you keep things plain and simple for now, nice, clear, open notes which you can add style to afterwards. Have a listen to my attached 2nd verse so you can see how I change it and perhaps do something similar or add your own ideas!
    – Keep the low notes the same as the note before so you don’t have to go out of your range

    #10891

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    5.7.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Face stretches/shoulder shrugging
    – Connecting with the diaphragm
    – Vowel scales
    – Bella Senora arpeggios

    Song:
    – Hello by Adele – here’s the instrumental we used:

    – Get lyrics up separately to follow and make sure each word is clear

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