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Vocals Grade 3 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: 603/4577/9
Level: Level 1 Award
Total Credits: 12
EQF Credits: 3
RQF Credits: 2

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, 6/8, 12/8
Range and Register: Up to a 10th (minimum 1 octave), use of both low and high registers with occasional fast changes
between the two
Melodic Composition: Intervals of a 3rd and 4th are standard and leaps of 5ths are more frequently used with some 6ths
and 7ths may appear.
Rhythmic Values: More complex rhythms used and syncopation may be present throughout
Dynamics: Variety of dynamics with increased use of hairpins (crescendo/diminuendo) in long phrases
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Greater variation, longer phrase lengths, use of grace notes, staccato and accented words to
enhance emotion

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

  • Dynasty – MIIA
  • How Far I’ll Go – Auli’l Cravalho
  • Brave – Sara Bareilles
  • Lost Without You – Freya Ridings
  • Breathin’ – Ariana Grande
  • Kill Em With Kindness – Selena Gomez
  • Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Fully Circle – Miley Cyrus

Male artists:

  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Fireflies – Owl City
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Chocolate – The 1975
  • Don’t Give Up – Andy Grammar
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • To Die For – Sam Smith
  • Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
  • Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
  • Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Materials used: No materials – you will be expected to perform all songs from memory.

Endorsee: Nik West

Comparative non-online exams:

  • Trinity Rock & Pop – Music Certificates, vocals Foundation (grade 3)
  • RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 3
  • LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 3

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)