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Playlist of Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss

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  • Quiet

    3:17

    Natalie Weiss sings Quiet at The Cutting Room in celebration of the HERE FOR YOU (Ballads For Broadway Impact) album release on April 29th, 2013.

    Album now available on Itunes, Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon, and Rhapsody. A portion of all album sales go to benefit Broadway Impact and equality.



    Sheet Music can be found at



    Vocals: Natalie Weiss
    Acoustic Guitar: Matt Hinkley
    Acoustic Guitar 2: Justin Goldner
    Bass: Charlie Rosen

    Videography: Daniel Robinson Productions

    Video Editing: Jonathan Reid Gealt

    Sound Mixing: Jim Bilodeau

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  • Audience request - Let It Go- Natalie Weiss

    4:00

    This is from my solo concert at Sophie's @ Broadway in New York City on May 18th, 2014.

    w/ Matt Hinkley on guitar
    Filmed by Erik Olssen & Rachel Menconi


    Sunday, May 18th, 2014
    @ 8 pm
    318 West 53rd street

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  • BREAK FROM THE LINE by Joey Contreras

    2:59

    Break from the Line
    by Joey Contreras
    performed by Taylor Louderman & Natalie Weiss
    duet co-arranged by Natalie Weiss
    sheet music available on

    Instagram/Twitter: @JoeyContreras

    Videography/Editing: Brian Russell Carey
    Piano: Joey Contreras
    Cello: Jacob Yates
    Violin: Brian Russell Carey
    Filmed at Mirrortone Studios, NYC.

  • Tori Kelly - PYT by Michael Jackson

    3:16

    Get my EP Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly on iTunes:
    Watch my full performance from The Roxy:

    One of my all time favorite songs.. hope you enjoy!! Thanks for all the love!
    -tori

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  • Les Mis In 6 Minutes - conceived by Natalie Weiss & Daniel Rein

    6:41

    I performed our Les Mis Medley for a BC/EFA benefit concert in Boston on Monday, March 19th at 7:30 @ Club Cafe.

    (conceived by me & Daniel Rein, with help from Cooper Grodin)
    Dwight Rivera on piano
    Bill McGoldrick on guitar
    Kevin T. Norris on bass
    Jesse Armerding on drums

  • Breaking Down Tori Kellys PYT Riff/Run

    11:02

    Tori Kelly's PYT Run (Riff, whatever you call it) is pretty iconic! I decided to take some time to do a breaking down and show you some awesome music theory using my very awesome VLOTH YouTube series!


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  • Natalie Weiss Teaching Reel

    16:23

    I put together some clips of the workshops I've taught to give you all an example of what I do in my classes!

    For bookings: Email natalieweissclass@gmail.com

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  • Learning Tori Kellys Nobody Love riff in 7 days

    6:44

    hey-hey-ay-y-ay-ayi-yayay

    this past week, I tried learning the riff from Tori Kelly's Nobody Love
    thank you, Natalie Weiss!
    let's see how much I improved in 7 days :)
    what are some of your crazy riffs that you know how to sing?

    토리켈리의 Nobody Love에서 나오는 미친 리프
    일주일동안 배워봤습니다!

  • Cant Find The Pitch! - Natalie Weiss

    1:59

    From my 54 Below concert in NYC - 1/10/13

    Guitar/MD - Matt Hinkley
    Keys - Drew X Coles
    Bass - Dan Asher
    Drums - Drew McKeon
    Cello - Amanda Gookin
    Backup Vocals - Addi McDaniel & Amber Iman

    Video by Karen Marshall

    BDTR merchandise available here:

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  • Take Me or Leave Me - Natalie Weiss

    6:20

    I was so excited to have Jeff Sewell (YouTube star!!) sing with me at my Boston solo concert.

    Monday, March 26th @ Club Cafe in Boston
    Guitar: Craig Magnano
    Bass: Dan Asher
    Drums: Drew McKeon

    check out Jeff's YouTube channel here:

  • LCCM Masterclass - Natalie Weiss

    10:42

  • Butchering Love On Top - Natalie Weiss

    2:56

    So, my friends and I went to visit our friends who work at Ellen's Stardust Diner. They wanted me to sing so I sang the song I'm terrified of.. LOVE ON TOP! It is THE hardest song EVERRRRR to sing!!!!

  • Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey - Natalie Weiss

    5:13

    This is from my solo concert at Sophie's @ Broadway in New York City on May 18th, 2014.

    w/ Matt Hinkley on guitar
    Filmed by Erik Olssen & Rachel Menconi


    Sunday, May 18th, 2014
    @ 8 pm
    318 West 53rd street

    BDTR merchandise available here:

  • Beyoncés Halo Breaking Down the Riffs | Uniquelyselo

    13:01

    Hey guys! (Watch in HD!!)


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    Here I am Making a video with my little brother to see if we can do the Halo run. This is gonna be the first video in hopefully many others of us trying to do different runs with Natalie Weiss. Here is Breaking Down the Riffs! In this episode, we are taught a riff from Beyoncé's Halo. Let us know if you guys also attempted it and how you did! ! Like and subscribe if you have not already and please comment below what future videos you might want to see. Share with your friends!

    Link to Original Video:




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  • THE MOST LITERAL AUDITION EVER - PART 2

    3:46

    Bloopers:

    THE MOST LITERAL AUDITION EVER - PART 1


    Conceived by & Starring:
    Natalie Weiss

    Andrew Hodge

    Filmed & Edited by Alex Charak



    Accompanist: Eric Shorey
    Reader: Michael Lorz
    Creative team behind the table (from left to right): Melanie Brook, Grace Wall, Anthony Apicella 

    Special Thanks to:
    Jake McKenna
    Trey Gerrald
    David Perlman
    Mara Jill Herman
    Clay Thomson
    Chris Rice
    Vinyetta James
    Tiffany Laterza
    Shauna Goodgold
    Andy Arena
    Joey Contreras

    Breaking Down The Riffs


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  • Breaking Down the Makeup w/ Natalie Weiss!

    10:58

    My stage manager, Heather, had never worn makeup before, so I did her makeup for the first time! Enjoy:)

  • NATALIE WEISS RESPONSE - Breaking Down The Riff: The Mariah Carey Riff

    32

    DISCLAIMER: I CAN'T RIFF!!! But I wanted to try this one....thank you NATALIE for this riff!!!!

  • Breaking Down the Riff w/ Natalie Weiss -- Episode 8 Tori Kelly PYT Riff Demo

    11

    Watched Natalie Weiss' video. I've been able to do it for a while but was a little sloppy at it. I finally got it video tapped crisp enough, though a little sharp. Messed up the words. ^_^

  • Natalie Weiss GoFundMe Campaign!

    2:27

    GoFundMe link:


    Hey guys!

    When you have ideas in your head, it’s hard to tell how they’ll translate on camera, much less how they’ll be received. You can only hope it turns out as funny as it is in your head. To hear such an amazing response from you guys has been truly awesome. I can’t believe how many people have reached out to tell me they laughed so hard they cried or that the videos brought a smile to their face when they were having a bad day.

    What you may not realize is that all of my videos have been purely passion projects and every cent has been paid out of pocket. Costs include studio rentals, videography, editing, lighting equipment, props...Not to mention, all of the guests and actors in my videos have volunteered their time for free. I would love to be able to compensate them for their time and talents.

    Your feedback for the literal audition video has been so inspiring and I wanna keep the laughs coming. My brain has been bursting with ideas so I think a sequel is in order!

    Here’s where you come in! By making a simple donation, you can help make it happen. All funding will go toward the production of “The Most Literal Audition Ever Part 2.”

    If we end up exceeding our initial goal, all the extra money raised will go toward more funny videos or BDTRs! Thank you so much for donating and for all of your support! :)

    Love,
    Nat

  • Love On Top in reverse

    1:03

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  • My first lesson with Natalie Wiess!

    11:09

    thanks for watching! Make sure to subscribe and like this video!
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  • Kat McPhee & David Foster live stream with vocal coach Natalie Weiss

    11:11

  • Natalie Weiss - Riff Tips

    2:02

    Here is an informal video with some riffing tips!

    I originally made this video for Voice Council Magazine. Check them out @ Voicecouncil.com

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  • Katharine McPhee voice lesson with Natalie Weiss

    12:59

  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Video Response

    2:40

    I made this video in response to all five episodes of Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss! I do not by any means consider myself a good riffer, but Natalie inspires me to achieve the impossible. (: Rate! Comment! Enjoy!

  • Breaking down riffs - Riffs and runs practice

    32

    We are breaking down seemingly challenging riffs, step by step. Learn to control the riff in this video and practice polishing it until you are satisfied with the speed, tempo, pitch and overall smoothness.

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  • Breaking Down Stagelighter w/ Natalie Weiss

    4:04

    Natalie Weiss interviews Tadzio Smith, co-founder of stagelighter.com, a new website where performers upload videos and get personal feedback from top Broadway pros.

  • Natalie Weiss shows off RANGE AND RIFFS #MeasureYourLifeInRiffsChallenge

    58

    Just a quick showcase of Natalie making both sopranos and tenors feel inadequate. So, a normal day on her life.
    Caps in the title were totally necessary as Natalie suddenly felt the urgue to support a couple D6s for us.
    Someone please make Scott Hoying do this lmao.

    Original video:

  • Garrell Attempting All Natalie Weiss Riffs

    23

    This is me attempting all of Natalie Weiss riffs I've seen her breakdown so far. It's cool because once you learn the ones she teaches you can take them and add to them or take away from them to create new riffs.

    Garrell's e-mail: garrellwoods@yahoo.com
    Garrell's twitter: @garrellwoods
    Garrell's Facebook:

    Check out my other channel N2 The Woods Productions:

  • Natalie Weiss - Every BDTR Riff!

    3:01

    So, yeah, just a compilation of Natalie serving non-stop vocal agility, tone, vibrato, resonance in mixed and head voice, comfort in low notes, attitude/sass, and humour. I've chosen the ones that in my opinion are the best, or the fastest/better ones in the cases she doesn't actually sing the riff at its full speed.
    Also, Natalie, if you're reading this, please bring back Breaking Down The Riffs! We miss your one two three four five duh-half steeeep. There's so many complicated riffs begging for your attention. I'm ya fan.
    No, I'm not gonna credit 35 videos here, not when all of them are in Natalie's channel. Stroll around there and find them!

    Everything is sorted by date (according Natalie's playlist for BDTR) and I added the Episode number, the song and original riffer so you can find them more easily - and because it looked really empty haha. Does original riffer equal original singer/songwriter of the song? No. So I'd really appreciate if you didn't go omg this song actually belongs to blah blah because I understand it already! It was just, too much text and effort, haha.

    Tell me, which one(s) is(are) your favorite(s)? I have a really soft spot for the Countdown riff, even if it's not that complicated, but it sounds so pretty. I also love The Heart Of The Matter, Hit Me, Stand Up and of course, Quiet. I also wish she had sung the Why Don't You Love Me riff properly because she clearly could slay it :(
    Enjoy! :)

  • Breaking Down the Beyoncés Ego Run

    56

    This beautiful run has become quite popular on TikTok due to a challenge, and I thought it was a good idea to make a video breaking it down. Enjoy!

    00:00 Intro
    00:08 Run showcase
    00:17 The run played on the keyboard at normal speed
    00:27 The run played on the keyboard at half speed
    00:44 The run on the keyboard + the run sang by Beyoncé on top of it (normal speed)

    Here's the link to the song: The run happens at 1:25.

    If you've got any riff/run you'd like me to break down, let me know in the comments!

  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Shoshana Beans Oh Bless w/ Erin Cearlock

    8:21

    Hey guys! In this Casual Friday edition, I break down Shoshana Bean's riff from Oh Bless The Lord(Godspell) with one of the little girls on tour with me. Erin Cearlock is only 10 years old but is wise beyond her years.

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  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - So Caught Up with Mamma Weiss

    8:39

    I finally convinced my mom to be on BDTR! She's kind of shy on camera but she ended up being hilarious! Enjoy :)

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  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Jessie Js Big White Room with Robin Reyes

    3:36

    A few months ago, I taught a master class at the Natomas Charter school in Sacramento, Ca. I had my BDTR sidekick, Ben, film the class for fun and we ended up with some great footage! Enjoy:)

    *Thanks to Robin Reyes for being my guinea pig in class!
    *Thanks to Kaeli Patchen for submitting an awesome opening jingle!
    @KPatchez

    Learn more at

  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Patinas On the Right Track w/ Erin Clemons

    8:47

    In this installment, I break down the Patina Miller riff from Pippin with my friend, Erin Clemons. Enjoy!

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  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Jonathan Reid Gealts Quiet

    5:09

    Hi All,

    I've received a bunch of requests to break down my riffs from the song Quiet by Jonathan Reid Gealt. Enjoy!


    xo,
    Nat

    Learn more at NatalieWeissOfficial.com.

    Quiet at the Cutting Room:


    Jonathan Reid Gealt's website:

    @jrgealt
    *Buy his new album on iTunes called, Here For You - I sing a track on it!


    Alysha Umphress' Website:

    @Cristalzheat

    Alysha performing Quiet at the Duplex:


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    Video & Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Special Thanks:
    Graham Sobelman (music genius and all around helper)

    Click here to see the notation of the riffs!
    #1:
    #2:

  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Christina Aguileras The Christmas Song

    6:20

    Happy Holidays, Everyone! I'm back with a special holiday episode featuring riffs from Christina Aguilera's version of The Christmas Song!

    Post a jolly holiday video response!

    Special thanks to tour baby Alexander Hackmann.

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    Video & Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Click here to see the notation of the riffs!
    #1 -

    #2 -

    #3 -

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  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Smokie Norfuls God is Able with Nathan Gardner

    9:55

    Hi Everyone! We're back with another riffing episode!!

    This episode features a friend of mine from my time at Penn State. Nathan Gardner is an actor currently living in Chicago.

    Post a video response of yourself trying the riff!

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    Special Guest:
    Nathan Gardner

    Video and Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Click here to see the notation of the riff!


    Learn more at

  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Astonishing

    2:14

    Hey guys! In this edition, my best friend, Andrew, and I take a road trip to visit my old sleepaway camp, French Woods! On the way, we decided to film a quick riff. Andrew Hodge is a genius and the funniest person I've ever met. The end.

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  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - You & I with Julie Mombourquette

    8:08

    Hey guys! This is my first attempt at editing my own videos! Thanks to Julie Mombourquette for being my first guest for the BDTR: Casual Friday edition for You & I by Avant feat. Keke Wyatt (@2:38 on recording)! Enjoy :)

    Julie Mombourquette's twitter:
    @ThisIsntJulie

    Send BDTR requests to Breakingdowntheriffs@gmail.com with the link and the riff time

    Click here to view the notation of the riff:


    Learn more at

  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Boyz II Mens Water Runs Dry w/ Marcus DAngelo

    10:52

    Hi Everyone! We're back with another riffing episode!!

    This episode features a male vocalist from the cast of Les Mis, and is not to be missed.

    Post a video response of yourself trying the riff!

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    Special Guest:
    Marcus D'Angelo

    Video and Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Special Thanks to the kids of Les Mis:
    Joshua Colley
    Hannah Bautista
    Abbey Rose Gould
    Erin Cearlock

    Click here to see the notation of the riff!

  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - India Aries I Choose with Mason Zaroff

    3:21

    Hey All! I took a road trip with my best friend to visit my sleepaway camp, French Woods, on August 15th. In my master class, I mostly worked with students on their musical theatre pieces, but this kid, Mason, seemed like he had a knack for pop, so I asked if he would break down a riff with me for YouTube! He was such a sport! And how adorable is he???

    @MasonZaroff

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  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Jessie Js Mamma Knows Best with Mary Kathryn

    9:52

    It's that time, y'all! Time for another episode of BDTR! This episode features our first guest by video submission. Mary Kathryn drove two hours to Norfolk, VA with two of her best friends and her chorus teacher for our morning shoot in April. She graduates this weekend from Cosby High School!

    Enjoy in HD! :)

    xo,
    Nat

    @Natalie_Weiss

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    Special Guest:
    Mary Kathryn Shurlds
    @mk_shurlds

    Video/Editing:
    Ben Gunderson
    @bengunderson

    Click here to see the notation of the riff!


    Learn more at

  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Mariahs Lead the Way with Lauren Wiley

    7:15

    Hey guys! I'm back with another installment of Breaking Down The Riffs! In this episode, I break down the crazy Mariah riff from Lead The Way (from Glitter) with Lauren Wiley, who plays Cosette in the US national tour of Les Miserables.

    Post a video response of yourself singing the riff!
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    special guest:
    Lauren Wiley

    video and editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Thanks to:
    Bella Giannetta-Friedman
    Eric Shorey
    Betsy Morgan

    Click here to view the notation of the riff!

  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - If I Were a Boy w/ Patrick V. Sisson

    7:52

    Hey guys! I'm back with another BDTR: Casual Friday! My guest, Patrick V. Sisson was so fun to work with! He came in already knowing the riff I had planned so I had to break a new one down on the spot! AHHHH Enjoy!

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  • Breaking Down The Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - You Raise Me Up with Weston Olson

    8:09

    In this episode, I break down the Joshua Ledet (American Idol season 11) riff from Josh Groban's, You Raise Me Up. He does an awesome job for someone who is NOT comfortable riffing! Thanks Westy!

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  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Jazmine Sullivans Home w/ Brittney Johnson

    11:23

    Hey guys! I'm back with Breaking Down The Riffs Episode 3! In this episode I break down three difficult/advanced/awesome Jazmine Sullivan riffs from a video of her singing Home from The Wiz when she was only 11 years old. Our special guest in Episode 3 is the lovely and talented Brittney Johnson from the ensemble of Les Miserables.

    **DISCLAIMER** -- THIS IS A DIFFICULT EPISODE!!! Jazmine was only 11 years old when her video was filmed, but her riffs are ADVANCED.

    Here is a link to Jazmine's performance with times for the riffs below:


    To LOVE -- 2 min 25 sec
    To FIND -- 2 min 39 sec
    MINE -- 2 min 48 sec

    Post a video response of yourself trying the riffs!
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    Special Guest:
    Brittney Johnson (Check her out on Twitter!!! -

    Video and Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Special Thanks to:
    Ryu Cipris, the Woodwind Wunderkind

    Click here to see the notation of the riffs!
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    #2 -

    #3 -

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  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Beyoncés Countdown

    5:59

    Hi All!

    The wait is over! Introducing a brand new kind of BDTR episode: BDTR Quick Riffs are shorter, bite-sized episodes that pack the same punch. This one features a most-requested riff that sounds difficult, but is easier than you think! Enjoy the video and post a response of you trying the riff!

    Have fun. :)

    xoxo,
    Nat

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    Video & Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Click here to see the notation of the riff!


    Learn more at NatalieWeissOfficial.com.

  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Tori Kellys PYT with Cristina Oeschger

    13:28

    Episode 8 features a **MOST REQUESTED** riff by the incredible Tori Kelly! The riff has more than 40 notes in it and the episode turned out to be a BEAST. Our special guest is 16 year-old Bay Area local, Cristina Oeschger.

    Tori's Acoustic PYT cover:

    Tori's American Idol audition:
    11 y/o Tori on America's Most Talented Kid:
    10 y/o Tori on Star Search:



    Learn more at

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    Special Guest:
    Cristina Oeschger

    Video & Editing:
    Ben Gunderson

    Click here to see the notation of the riff!

  • Breaking Down the Riffs w/ Natalie Weiss - Beyoncés Halo with Briana Carlson-Goodman

    5:38

    The first video in my Breaking Down the Riffs web series has arrived! In this episode I teach a riff from Beyoncé's Halo to my castmate, Briana Carlson-Goodman, who plays Eponine in the US national tour of Les Misérables.

    Post a video response of yourself singing the riff!
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    special guest:
    Briana Carlson-Goodman

    video and editing:
    Ben Gunderson

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    Click here to view the notation of the riff!


    Learn more at

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