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Vocals Grade 6 Exam


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In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 5 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes

Qualification Credits:
Qualification Number: 603/4580/9
Level: Level 3 Diploma
Total Credits: 22
EQF Credits: 4
RQF Credits: 3

Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 30 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)
5 songs with a short introduction to each. 3 minutes – 5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment
Time Signatures accepted: All time signatures
Range and Register: Up to a 13th (minimum 1 octave) frequent changes between low and high registers with fast changes
Melodic Composition: Leaps of an octave and over may be used, more challenging intervallic melody shown throughout
Rhythmic Values: A variety of all rhythms with increasing complexity than previous grades
Dynamics: All dynamics
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Increasing variation and complexity, melisma and rap can be used, effects may be used such as
growls and screams

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Good As Hell – Lizzo
  • Wicked Game – London Grammar
  • Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
  • Elastic Heart – Sia
  • Learn To Let Go – Kesha
  • Beautiful Trauma – Pink
  • Lost On You – LP
  • Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
  • Halo – Beyoncé

Male artists:

  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Photograph – Ed Sheeran
  • That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  • Neutron Star Collision – Muse
  • The Ballad Of Mona Lisa – Panic! At The Disco
  • Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
  • Take Me To Church – Hozier
  • One – U2
  • You Are The Reason – Calum Scott
  • Counting Stars – One Republic

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 Advanced (grade 6)
  • RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 6
  • LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 6

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)