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Vocals Grade 5 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: 603/4579/2
Level: Level 2 Certificate
Total Credits: 18
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 – 5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment
Time Signatures accepted: All time signatures
Range and Register: Up to a 12th (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 may be used with syncopation present throughout
Dynamics: All dynamics
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Increasing variation and complexity of phrases, melisma may be present

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

  • Skyfall – Adele
  • Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
  • Hideaway – Kiesza
  • Forget – Lianna La Havas
  • God Is A Woman – Arianna Grande
  • What About Us – Pink
  • Ciao Adios – Anne-Marie
  • Driver’s Licence – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Stay – Rihanna
  • Love You To Lose Me – Selena Gomez

Male artists:

  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
  • Ordinary People – John Legend
  • Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Memories – Maroon 5
  • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  • Money On My Mind – Sam Smith
  • Somebody that I used to know – Gotye
  • Ride – Twenty One Pilots
  • Rule The World – Take That

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 Intermediate (grade 5)
  • RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 5
  • LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 5

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)