We started with ‘Walk the dinosaur’ as our warm up – I love it when you all join in!
We worked mostly on ‘Happy Ending’ with the two high harmonies at the start. We also talked about the type of gentle little voice for the start of this song. The building of the harmonies and tone of the song aren’t just simply about volume, it’s the emotion behind the singing!
The harmonies for ‘Happy Ending’ are on the website – you can have a listen but you’re not expected to prepare before sessions unless you want to.
We sang through “Africa’ and finished with ‘A Little Respect’
The recording deadline for ‘A Little Respect’ is Saturday 31st July at Midnight – I’ll be mixing it on Sunday and will present to you at our next session on Wednesday 4th August which will be an extended Sea Shanty workshop!!!!
Each part/colour has a specific conducting you tube video to follow and a folder to drop your audio into. It’s fairly straightforward. Please make sure your files are mp3 or m4a audio files.
You’ll need to record into a separate device from the one that you are watching the you tube video on to make sure you get a clean recording with no backing track – I can’t use them otherwise. Choose a quiet room with no dogs/washing machines/small children etc!
You can choose to record more than one part if you’d like a challenge. They will all need to be separate files sent to the correct folder please.
We started with Mr Brightside and learned the ending ‘I never’ part which slits into 4x
We had a little pick through ‘A Little Respect’ – more about the syncopation and how each word needs to be separated to get the nest out of the recording. We haven’t set a date for the recording yet but I’ll get the conducting videos out to you at the start of next week,
We then sang ‘Sweet Disposition’ and ‘Happy Ending’.
Here we go as we prepare to record our next song!!!
We’ll have a quick warm up (we’ll need it for Little Respect) with ‘Mr Brightside’ – I’ll teach you the harmonies for the ending. If you’re ever out and about with your mates singing it, you can wow them with this simple harmony line!
We had an internet drop out and so unfortunately the recording doesn’t include us singing ‘Three Lions on a Shirt’. My apologies! You’ll have to imagine that bit!
We went through some more of the harmonies for ‘A Little Respect’ – this is going to be our next recording!!! Next session I’ll go though the nuances of how it should song, how to make you voice hit the notes and the overall style of the piece. I’ll also go through the articulation so that when we record it, it’s the very best version it can be. All of the harmony parts are on the website if you want to have another listen.
I’d love as many people as possible to take part in the recording. It’s never too late to join us singing! If you can recruit anyone else, they’d be very welcome. If you’d like to sing more than one part, you’re welcome to do that too.
We then sang ‘Sweet Disposition’ and ‘Mr Brightside’ which went down rather well for a rainy Wednesday morning!
Thank you to everyone who came along to sing this morning. And thank you again for you patience.