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Simon Stansfield

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  • #2734
    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are all your notes for each lesson!

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  • #2750

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    Smashing thanks! Yes, I’d say a couple of places where maybe tone is not right and where control could be better, like “when times get rough” and “pain is all around” needs work, could be better phrased. Any bum notes? Should get it finished next time!

    Simon

    #2749

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    15.7.17

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Much improved take today, good control
    – Listen to the finished edit I’ve emailed – let me know what you think! I picked all the best bits of your last 2 takes. I’d say only a couple more edits now…

    #2748

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    17.6.17

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Listen to your 3rd take which I emailed you. MUCH better! Just need to edit a few bits here and there in your next lesson, take note of where those are as you can probably tell
    – Careful with “sailing right behind” a little too much air coming out here
    – Overall a very clear voice today and getting up to those high notes with less flatness!

    #2747

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    3.6.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Focus back on the mid-range notes, keeping them high by adjusting the shape of your mouth (use na/yeah/eh/ee for twang/brightness)

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Great work on your new take, see below and listen to the improvements at the start
    – Work on keeping those notes from going flat (using techniques from the warm ups)

    #2746

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    22.4.17

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Great work on singing this through in full today
    – Don’t push too much on the run on “lay” otherwise too much air comes through making you go sharp on the word “down” that follows
    – Good first recording today, listen below and make sure you’re aware of where you can hear breaths that are a bit too early and long
    – Be well warmed up and really stabilise each note
    – Really practice this hard all the way through as it’s going to be your best yet when it’s perfected in recording! Can’t wait for the harmonies too 😉

    #2745

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    15.4.17

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Harmony: Practice with the 2 clips I sent you, singing the opposite of what’s playing. One is called melody and one is called harmony. It’s a great ear test and hopefully you can hear these 2 at the same time in the original track (albeit in a different key!)
    – Make sure you don’t take a breath in the middle of “all” for the octave split
    – Scoops: They only briefly go down, subtly and smoothly!
    – Really great control of dynamics throughout
    – Great work with that long high note to finish the lesson! Great scoops with a beautiful offset!

    Full track coming soon!!!

    #2744

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    25.3.17

    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    – Beautifully sung today – every line has such an impact!
    – Join on “ohh when times get rough”
    – Great moment between “bridge” and “over” – nice subtle phrasing and dynamics happening!
    – Good work with growing in volume for the more intense lines, yet maintaining control and not pushing more air through
    – Remember the “lay” run is second time round, and really make sure you’re on that high note
    – Listen to how he sings each line in the original – pained yet controlled!
    – Sing the final verse against the same piano clip and practice controlling the high bit (only goes higher on the last 2 lines – you’ve hit all the previous notes before, so try not to get carried away!)
    – Try the harmony on “sail on silvergirl”

    #2743

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    11.3.17

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Remember to make the vowels wider so they don’t drop in pitch e.g. “shine”
    – Give yourself time to complete the line “when times get rough” and take the breath for the next line
    – The run on “lay” is probably best for just the second time round when you have more time to lengthen the line
    – Great work with the 3-note run on “hard”
    – Go for it on “and pain is all around”
    – Start taking notice of the harmonies on the final verse

    Another key for you to try:

    #2742

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    11.2.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Be careful of the “Bel-la-sen” going up – making sure you’re not flat on those notes going up

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Higher key was just right actually! Even though we were just using it for a stretch.

    Try both higher and lower keys below and see which you get on with best:

    Higher:

    Lower:

    Birthday showcase song:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmRG0Y5N8lg – We can try this slowed down and lowered

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECOthzFvUXY – how would you mash up the two?

    #2741

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    28.1.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Descending scales so you can use the brightness in your high voice in your low voice! Change to “eh” or “ee” as you get lower

    Bridge Over Troubled Water – C:
    – Sounds great in this key
    – Don’t strain or push so that you use up all your air too early!
    – Breathe after “troubled” and keep it smooth

    #2740

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    14.1.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Hold “ra’ at the top of Bella Señora (think of opening your mouth wider – thinking “horizontally” for a brighter tone – it also really improves tuning)
    – When warming up from the lower notes, make sure you don’t carry with you a muddy sound

    Human:
    – Great song choice to improve your lower tone without too much sub-glottal pressure and over-breathing – think a wider mouth, and a bit lazier!

    Bridge Over Troubled Water:
    – Sing in the original key as a warm up
    – Explore other versions and find a key that feels right for you, then we will try a variety of keys next time!

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