Vocals Grade 5 (Male)

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The Vocals Grade 5 book will teach you more advanced melody­focused 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

  • Two­part 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
The Script ft. will.i.am, ‘Hall Of Fame’ Track 1 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Sam Smith, ‘Money On My Mind’ Track 2 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Franz Ferdinand, ‘Take Me Out’ Track 3 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Kings Of Leon, ‘Use Somebody’ Track 4 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
James Morrison, ‘You Give Me Something’ Track 5 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Coldplay, ‘Viva La Vida’ 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 (Male) repertoire:

  • Sam Smith - "Money On My Mind"
  • The Script ft. will.i.am - "Hall Of Fame"
  • Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
  • James Morrison - "You Give Me Something"
  • Kings Of Leon - "Use Somebody"
  • Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"

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. (Updated 3 December 2014)
How do I download the updated audio?
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)