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Ep. 56「リフの歌い方その3:夢中になること」【VLTTW翻訳】

今回はジャスティン・ストーニーによる「ヴォイス・レッスンズ・トゥー・ザ・ワールド」の翻訳シリーズ、エピソード56「リフの歌い方その3:夢中になること」です!どうぞお楽しみください ;)


Ep. 56 "How To Riff 3: Becoming Obsessed" - Voice Lessons To The World







Hi everybody! My name is Justin Stoney and I'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City.




Welcome to episode 56 of Voice Lessons To The World, the show where we want to help you guys as singers by answering your questions from all over.




And I'll give you a chance to ask questions later, but our question for this week comes from our good old friend, Alexa J. from Newark, New Jersey.






And Alexa writes, "Dear Justin, can you teach me how to riff?"




And Alexa, yes, we hope to do just that in our continuation of our series here on how to riff. And it's been a little while since we've talked about riffs together.




1. 夢中になること


But today what I'd like to talk about is becoming obsessed. Yeah, that's right. We need to be obsessed with riffs if we want to get good at them.




It's kind of a misunderstanding and a misthinking that people are either good at riffs or they're not that a voice is just an agile voice or it's not an agile voice. This is a big mistake.




That's like saying that people who are good at riffing just sort of came out of the womb and all of a sudden looked at the doctor and... “Whoa whoa whoa whoa” No! That of course did not happen, right?




Anybody that is good at riffs whether they've been taught or whether it's just on their own has taken riffs and obsessed about them to a certain extent.




2. リフの落とし穴


Many many singers want to sing very difficult riffs like Christina Aguilera or Mariah Carey or Brian McKnight, and they don't actually take the time to learn how to break them down.




They just sort of slop through them and the notes are not precise and they're not really actually on every pitch. They never took the time to break it down, to go slow with it, and to make sure every note is right. If you can do that I can pretty much guarantee eventually you're going to be a very good riffer.




3. リフはそんなに難しくない


Riffs are not actually so hard. We talked about it in the past about them being based on the pentatonic scale. It's a very simple scale, it's really only five notes with a couple bluesy notes thrown in there.




So if you can get good at the patterns within simplicity, you're going to be a great riffer. But it takes finding riffs that you understand first, breaking those riffs down and then speeding them up. So that's what we're going to do today. I'm going to show you what I mean by this.






First we're going to go with a song that you probably know. "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5. So let's check this out together. We have...




“You and I must make a pact

We must bring salvation back

Just call my name, and I’ll be there

I’ll be there, I’ll be there”




Whoa. Now that one was cool. “I’ll be there“ I like that one. Maybe I'll work on that one.

“There, there, there…”





And I'm obsessed with that riff. And I have it, I have it perfectly. It will always be in my arsenal of riffs from now until the end of time.




And it's so exciting to have found that riff and broken it down. Now I'm gonna do that for you right now. I'm just going to show you this riff and you're going to see it's not really that complicated even though it's a cool one. So check it out...




It's 2 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 1. “There”


(音階の)2 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 1で、(ピアノと歌で何回か繰り返して)「ゼア」です。


So you can see how easy of a riff that one really is. It's just a couple little notes that we're moving back and forth quickly.




So if you can get it perfectly, if you can get precise, then you're going to have that in your riff skills and then you can move on to some of the harder ones that I know you love.






But let me show you how this can inspire you even to do it in an exercise. We're going to create a vocal exercise right now together, based on that great song by The Jackson 5.




So this is gonna be way, way down in the basement but you guys are going to sing with me.








Fantastic. So now you see how you can look at just one little riff, become obsessed, break it down, slow it down, speed it up, put it back into the song, change the key, make an exercise out of it - all kinds of ways where you can take these little riffs that you hear and make yourself a master of them through obsession, okay.


素晴らしい!これで練習の手順がわかったことでしょう。一つのリフをよく見て、夢中になって観察し、分解し、ゆっくり歌い、速くしていき、曲に戻って、キーを変え、リフのエクササイズを作る - こういった方法を使い、夢中になって観察することで、一つ一つのリフをマスターしていくことができます。


And so with that, know that it's not like you have to do this with every single riff ever. Once you've done it with a few you're going to see how repetitive riffs are.




The same ones appear in tons of R&B and pop songs and so then you've got a bunch in your arsenal. You're going to see how similar all of them are and it won't take you so long in the future.






So Alexa and all, I hope that's been helpful for you guys today as singers. If you've got questions that you'd like to see us answer on the show, you can send an email to Questions@VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com.


というわけで、アレクサさん、みなさん。今回の内容がシンガーのみなさんの役に立てばと思います。このショーで答えてほしい質問がある場合は、 Questions@VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com にメールしてくださいね。


And so we just encourage you don't lose that joy, don't lose that passion, don't lose that obsession, don't let people tell you that you can't sing. You and I both know it's just not true.




Find a great voice teacher in your area. Or if you guys are in the New York City area or if you want to Skype with one of our staff you can visit us at www.NewYorkVocalCoaching.com.


あなたの住む地域で素晴らしいヴォイスティーチャーを見つけましょう。ニューヨークにいるか、NYVCのスタッフとスカイプをしたければ www.NewYorkVocalCoaching.com にアクセスしてみてください。


We also encourage you to download our free app. It's for iPad, iPhone, and hopefully more in the future. Or you can visit www.VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com.


無料のiPhone/iPadアプリ(他の機種にも今後対応できればと思います)もダウンロードしてみてくださいね。それか www.VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com にアクセスしてみてください。


I'm Justin Stoney. We'll see you next time.











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