Vocals Grade 5 (Female)

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The Vocals Grade 5 book will teach you more advanced melody-focused singing techniques, including melismas, slides, trills and scoops. The focus on microphone technique will help you bring it all together in your exam

What you'll learn at Grade 5

  • Two-part backing vocals, melismas, scoops, harmonising in 3rds, improvisation and development, tonal control through the registers
  • The Minor Pentatonic scale and a major ascending arpeggio with dominant 7 descent covering a range of a 10th
  • Large major intervals, diction, articulation and microphone technique

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The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. Learn more about your purchasing options.

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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £12.99 Add to Cart
Pixie Lot, 'Mama Do' Track 1 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Adele, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ Track 2 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Jennifer Hudson, 'Spotlight' Track 3 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Rihanna, 'Stay' Track 4 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
KT Tunstall, 'Suddenly I See' Track 5 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Tina Turner, 'Nutbush City Limits' Track 6 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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For the 2014–2017 Vocals Syllabus, we've combined 20 years of experience in contemporary music education with some of the world's biggest recording artists. We've listened to all your suggestions, critiques and improvements to compile the most practical, industry relevant and engaging vocals syllabus on offer.

Vocals Grade 5 features:

  • Six Performance Pieces, six styles of rock and pop
  • Fact Files: background information on each style with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: hints and tips on the tricky sections of the Performance Pieces
  • CD with full mixes and backing tracks
  • World-class musicians, top-flight production
  • Plot your stylistic specialism up through the grades

Vocals Grade 5 (Female) repertoire:

  • Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain"
  • Rihanna - "Stay"
  • Jennifer Hudson - "Spotlight"
  • Pixie Lott - "Mama Do"
  • Tina Turner - "Nutbush City Limits"
  • KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"

We also have a wider repertoire list containing 100+ pieces to give you more choice.

Page 51
Technical Exercises – Group D – Melodic Study: - Chords updated and unnecessary forward facing repeat mark removed. See file: RSK091405R_FemaleVox_G5_p51_01Feb2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 3 December 2014)
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Pages 5-12
Mama Do
The audio to Pixie Lott's "Mama Do" has been updated to allow for the vocal anacrusis without interference from the count in. (Updated 1 February 2015)
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Page 51
Group E: Backing Vocals - The guide tone in the audio files, and the chord symbols in the score have been corrected. See file: RSK091405R_FemaleVox_G5_p51_01Feb2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 1 February 2016)
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Pages 27-33
Stay - The vocal line in Rihanna's "Stay" has been corrected to remove unnecessary octave transpositions that were originally applied to those lines sung by the male vocalist, Mikky Ekko, on Rihanna’s recording. Candidates should sing the whole of the song as notated in this update. See file: RSK091405R_FemaleVox_G5-Stay_01Feb2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 1 February 2016)
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Page 56
In the section "Entering Exams, Exam Procedure & Marking Schemes" (p.56), the information on "Use Of Microphone" has been updated as follows:
At Levels 1 and 2 (Grades 1–5) microphone use is optional, although candidates may use one if they feel it will enhance their performance. At Level 3 (Grades 6–8) microphone use is obligatory for all aspects of the exam. (Updated 20 October 2017)
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