We had a quick warm up and then worked on ‘Together Again’. You’ve got just over a week to get your audio recordings in!
Please do your audio recordings first concentrating on the sound. Once these are done, the video can be done later, concentrating on the picture!
I’d recommend you learn the yellow part first….. everyone record that….. then learn your additional part and record that – saves confusion for you all.
We talked about the style of the song and how to use a light voice with spaces between the words. The oohs are all long and flowing like toffee but the words are more like skittles (the sweets, not the ten pin variety).
With the video, I’m going to ask everyone to record themselves singing the whole song to camera and I’ll put a demo out of this in the next couple of days. The more personality we can get into the video the better. Even if it’s just dancing. And laughing. It’s all about YOU.
Here’s the chorus kari-ography
We finished with a rousing rendition of ‘Don’t leave me this way’ – brilliant!
We started with our usual warm up and enjoyed a sing through with our old recording of ‘Let It Be’ – can’t believe that was more than a year ago!
We started work on Together Again which is our recording project. There’s a separate blog post with the teaching linked to you tube for this from last night as well as the conducting videos and folders to load your audio to. I’ll be teaching this all again next week when we meet in the morning. I’d like EVERYONE to record a Yellow part (main tune) and one other harmony (more if you’re feeling like a challenge!) Our next sessions will be spent polishing this and making sure it’s the very best it can be.
We had a random sing through with Tiffany – I think we all love the 80s! After a short break we worked on the two part harmony for ‘1000 years’. It’s quite simple but really effective – we’ll do more with this.
We then sang ‘Little Lies’ and ‘Memories’ to finish.
I will create teaching videos for Together Again for anyone who misses the session and we’ll be continuing this in the next morning session. I’ll also be making decisions about the video and all of this needs to be DONE by 18th June to allow me time to mix and edit. Yikes! We can do it!!
We sang all of our songs and look at the poll results!
Next week were are meeting 8-9pm and we’ll be working on ‘Together Again’ as our recording and video project. I’ll teach you the two parts for ‘1000 Years’ which is a really lovely version. And I’ll find some other loveliness for us to share and sing together.
Please spread the word about the choir! The more people that can benefit from the joy of singing the better. x See you next week.