Vocals Grade 4 (Female)

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The Vocals Grade 4 book will guide you through all you need to learn to take your exam, and looks in-depth at the skills of harmonising, backing vocals, improving transitions between registers and more

What you'll learn at Grade 4

  • Two-part backing vocals, slides, trilldowns, harmonising in 3rds, longer phrases, improvisation and development, greater use of head voice, control of the chest voice and transitions between the registers
  • The Major Pentatonic scale, the major arpeggio and a major ascending arpeggio with dominant 7 descent
  • Large major intervals, diction, articulation and microphone technique

Purchase Options

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

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* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £12.99 Add to Cart
Katie Melua, ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy' Track 1 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Beyoncé, ‘If I Were A Boy’ Track 2 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Moulin Rouge!, ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’ Track 3 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Adele, 'Rolling In The Deep' Track 4 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Birdy, 'Skinny Love' Track 5 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Duffy, 'Warwick Avenue' 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 4 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 4 (Female) repertoire:

  • Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
  • Katie Melua - "Closest Thing To Crazy"
  • Beyoncé - "If I Were A Boy"
  • Birdy - "Skinny Love"
  • Randy Crawford - "One Day I'll Fly Away"
  • Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"

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 an unnecessary forward repeat removed. See file: RSK091404R_FemaleVox_G4_p51_10May2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 10 May 2016)
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Pages 11-18
If I Were A Boy - The audio for this song has been updated. Beats 3 & 4 of the count in and click have been removed to allow for the vocal anacrusis. (Updated 1 June 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 5 October 2017)