These are rehearsal tracks for choir. Choir – my ability to get the accent right, breathier tone and play the piano simultaneously is seriously challenged, so here’s some pointers!
Singing Lessons Soul Accent
I might not be from the South with a Soul accent, but modifying vowels as best I can helps the song sound authentic.
Here’s a few pointers:
(1) The sound comes more from the back of the throat.
(2) Lips are often more forward.
(3) Attempt at some phonetic-inspired notation:
Lair-sern Bah-ay-beh (e as in “egg”)
Ain’t no mountnnn (no vowel) ha (as in cat), ain’t nerr valle (cat) lerw
Ain’t no riva warrd a nerf bah-ay beh (egg)
If ya nayd may coll may
Ner madder where you are
Ner madder how far.
Duhohnt werair bah-ayeh (egg)
Just coll ma name,
Ahll bair thair in a herr ay,
You dern’t have to weerrr ay.
Marvin Singing Lesson
Tammi Singing Lesson
Marvin Singing Lesson with a little Piano Vamp
An attempt at putting them all together!
Tammi Singing Lesson with Piano Vamp
Here’s an attempt at a bit of piano support under Tammi’s part!
Singing Lesson Overlapping Parts
Time for the two parts to overlap! Ouch! Let’s give it a go!
For more details on the choir in Yarm, Teesside, UK, visit www.the-maestro-online.com