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Student Workshop: Jimmy

Reba McEntire

Lesson time 14:39 min

Case Study: How to use breath control to deliver your song effectively.

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Come on in, Jimmy. Hey, how are you? I'm good. Have a seat. Thank you, thank you. You doing OK? Yeah, I'm doing good. Great, great. As good as I can be. Yeah, good deal? Oh, yeah. So what are you going to play for us? A song called "Everywhere." Did you write it? Yes. How long ago? Oh, I think we wrote it in like-- let me see and think back. Like, February. Oh, this year. Yeah, this year. OK. You write a lot? Too much. What, how can you write too much? Nah, I think I write too much to the point where, sometimes, I realize I need to live in between songs so I can have something to write about. Yeah. You know. And I went on this binge, where I wrote every day for about two and a half, three months. Then it got to the point where I was like, I've got nothing else to say. Come visit with me. I'll tell you a lot of stuff. That's what I need. That's what I need. You need to hang out with some depressing people and get some ideas, huh? I'm telling you. Because I write-- say I'll write a bunch, and then I'll write like eight terrible songs, and I'll write one OK one. Then I'll write one kind of good one. Then I'll write eight more terrible songs. There you go. You know, that's how it goes. Yeah. Well, I mean, Red Steagall, early in my career, he said, write every day. And I didn't, and I really regret that. Yeah. So good for you. Yeah, thank you. Thank you. Good for you. OK, well, play me your song. What's the name of it again? "All Over"? "Everywhere." "Everywhere." Wow, I was all around that one, wasn't I? You was all right. (SINGING) You know the black and white photo of the nurse and the sailor locking lips out in Times Square. And had a sunset kiss, this guy last July in that Marina del Rey salty air. And girl, I want to kiss you like that. Yeah, I want to kiss you like that. And up on top of the Empire State or by a campfire on Powell River Bank. French kiss on that love-locked bridge in Paris, make out on that old flower couch at your parents'. And right now, right here, I swear. Girl, I want to kiss you everywhere. Anywhere at all, up against the wall, or tangled in cotton sheets. From the curl on your neck to the small on your back. Yeah, I'll take it slow, I'll make it sweet. Oh, I want to kiss you right there. Yeah, I want to kiss you right there. And up on top of the Empire State or by a campfire on Powell River Bank. French kiss on a love-locked bridge in Paris, make out on that old flower couch at your parents'. And right now, right here, I swear. Girl, I want to kiss you everywhere. I want to kiss you everywhere. Just like that black and white photo of a nurse and the sailor locking lips out in Times Square. And up on top of the Empire State or by a campfire on Pow...


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Comments

Michael H.

I'm wondering what is the proper channel to pitch a song to Reba? Would it be best to go through her publishing company, her manager, her agent, producer or band member? Is it possible to submit a song to her directly? At the moment, I just have a chorus but it's a hit song for sure and I would like for Reba to have first dibs.

Elaine

Charming, personable guy. He'll probably do very well... if he'll learn to enunciate a little better. Lots of good breathing tips from Reba!

Bob J.

Reba, 2 green kiwi fruit about 30 minutes before you go to sleep will help your lungs. They also are great for helping you go to sleep.

Rosalina L.

What a beautiful song. And these techniques are great. Will be trying these out! Thank you :)

Kathy

They saved the best 'til last. Reba sure knows exactly what the problem is, and how to solve it. Amazing that song that is sang without a break can be handled by breathing exercises.

Tony

Very good. Will try to remember some of tips before giving a presentation!

Alice Bell

OMG this helped me SO MUCH. This is something I've struggled with since I was in 3rd grade!

Marian E.

My day starts with listening to one of your lessons, very positive, fantastic tips , thanks.

Jonathan S.

This guy is very charming, and when he started performing for the camera and Reba, his dimples came out. The song is very clever, too—catchy and it has a double-entente. These two had a lot of fun in this session.

Carrie

Great song! Once Jimmy followed Reba's advice, the song came alive! The guy is definitely talented, both as a song writer and a performer.