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Vocals Grade 1 Exam


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In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 4 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes

Qualification Credits:
Qualification Number: 603/4575/5
Level: Level 1 Award
Total Credits: 6
EQF Credits: 2
RQF Credits: 1

Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 24 minutes
Time to complete exam from purchase: 3 months

About the exam:
This exam is a performance 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)
4 songs with a short introduction to each. 2 minutes – 4.5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment
Time Signatures accepted: 4/4, 2/4, 3/4
Range and Register: Within an Octave (minimum 6th)
Melodic Composition: Simple, mainly step-by step with occasional leaps
Rhythmic Values: More rhythmic variety with syncopation featuring more often
Dynamics: Simple contrasts between loud and soft with occasional hairpins (Crescendo/ Decrescendo)
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Variation to occur occasionally, mainly legato singing over balanced phrase lengths.

Song ideas that you can use:

  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Love Story – Taylor Swift
  • Just Do You – India Aria
  • Cups – Anna Kendrick
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Dance Monkey – Tones and I
  • I’m Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • Give A Little – Maggie Rogers
  • The Tide Is High – Blondie
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
  • Let Her Go – Passenger
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • La Da Dee – Cody Simpson
  • Count On Me – Bruno Mars
  • Better Now – Post Malone
  • Grow As We Go – Ben Platt
  • Be Like That – 3 Doors Down
  • Another Love – Tom Odell
  • Just You And I – Tom Walker

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

Endorsee: Nik West

Comparative non online exams:

  • Trinity Rock & Pop Certificates, vocals foundation (grade 1)
  • RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 1
  • LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 1

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)