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Vocals Grade 4 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: 603/4578/0
Level: Level 2 Certificate
Total Credits: 15 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. 2.5 minutes – 4.5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment.
Time Signatures accepted: All time signatures
Range and Register: Up to an 11th (minimum 1 octave) frequent changes between low and high registers with fast changes more common.
Melodic Composition: Variety of intervals used throughout with occasional octave leaps and chromaticism.
Rhythmic Values: A variety of all rhythms used with syncopation present throughout.
Dynamics: All dynamics Phrasing/Articulation
Ornamentation: Increasing variation and complexity of phrases and decoration of words with grace notes and articulation.

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

  • Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) – Clean Bandit
  • Skinny Love – Birdy
  • New Rules – Dua Lipa
  • Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  • Into You – Ariana Grande
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  • Let It Go – Idina Menzel
  • Blue Lights – Jorja Smith
  • Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  • You Know That I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse

Male artists:

  • High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco
  • Human – Rag n’ Bone Man
  • Little Lion Man – Mumford & Songs
  • Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  • Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  • Attention – Charlie Puth
  • River – Leon Bridges
  • Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo

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 grade 4
  • RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 4
  • LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 4

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)