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Vocals Debut Exam


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In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 3 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes
Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 15 minutes
Time to complete exam from purchase: 3 months

About the exam:
This exam is the pre-grade 1 exam concentrating on Pieces only. Students will get feedback on their performance with helpful suggestions from a professional singer and performer and verified examiner. Includes a free mock exam.

What do I need to perform: (for marking parameters, refer to the syllabus in the link above)
3 songs of 1.5 minutes – 3.5 minutes each with a backing track or live accompaniment
Time Signatures accepted: 4/4, 2/4, 3/4
Range and Register: Within an Octave (minimum 5th)
Melodic Composition: Simple, mainly step-by step
Rhythmic Values: Simple with occasional syncopation
Dynamics: Simple contrasts
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Simple breath control with balanced phrase lengths

Song ideas that you can use:

  • Somewhere Only We Know – Lilly Allen
  • Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals
  • Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez
  • Malibu – Miley Cyrus
  • Mama Do – Pixie Lott
  • Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  • Boomerang – Jojo Siwa
  • You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
  • Your Song – Rita Ora
  • White Flag – Dido
  • Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake
  • One Call Away – Charlie Puth
  • Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  • Shotgun – George Ezra
  • Happier – Marshmellow ft. Bastille
  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  • Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
  • Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
  • Hold Back The River – James Bay
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Materials used: You will only need your music for your performance pieces if you have not learnt them from memory.

Endorsee: Nik West

Comparative exams: Trinity – Rock & Pop vocals, Initial grade

Minimum system requirements

  • A laptop or PC with screen (not available for mobile or tablets)
  • Browser: A current version of Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge
  • Internet: Stable wi-fi or Ethernet for best results. Download speed 5 Mbps – Upload speed 2 Mbps
  • Camera: Built in camera or external HD camera with microphone
  • Sound: Any speaker system that you can hear comfortably (not available for headphones)