Vocals Grade 4 (Male)

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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

  • Two­part 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

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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 Jam, ‘Town Called Malice’ Track 1 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
James Morrison, ‘Broken Strings’ Track 2 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Coldplay, ‘Fix You’ Track 3 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Cee Lo Green, ‘Forget You’ Track 4 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
James Brown, ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ Track 5 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Passenger, ‘Let Her Go’ 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 (Male) repertoire:

  • Passenger - "Let Her Go"
  • Cee Lo Green - "Forget You"
  • James Morrison - "Broken Strings"
  • Coldplay - "Fix You"
  • James Brown - "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
  • The Jam - "A Town Called Mallace"

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

Page 54
Ear Tests - Test 2 | Harmony - The half notes in bars 3 and 5 have been corrected to whole notes. (Updated 14 October 2015)
Page 51
Technical Exercises - Group D: Melodic Study - Chords updated. See file: RSK091412R_MaleVox_G4_p51_14Oct2015.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 14 October 2015)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 5-11
Town Called Malice - The lyrics to the second and third verses have been slightly amended. See file: RSK091412R_MaleVox_G4_TownCalledMalice_10May2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 10 May 2016)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 13–20
Broken Strings - Along with the addition of an extra empty bar at the start of the piece, the way in which the different vocal parts are referenced in this tune has been updated to remove ambiguity. Because this song was originally a duet with a female singer, candidates will need to sing the female line occasionally. The parts that should not be sung have now been clearly marked "unassessed" and had their noteheads reduced in size to cue-note size. An updated version of the score has been made available in the audio download to allow those with Revision 1 and earlier of the book to access this update. See file: RSK091412R_MaleVox_G4_BrokenStrings_16May2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 16 May 2016)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 37-42
I Got You (I Feel Good) - The score and part have been transposed to Eb and a guide tone has been added to the audio. See file: RSK091412R_MaleVox_G4_IGotYouIFeelGood_02Jun2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 16 May 2016)
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)
  • By AndyL on 24 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    If you are going to do your Rockschool Vocal exams you need a book. This one is for Level 4 and there is a good range of songs. There is no CD included you download the backing tracks using the supplied code-card (Works well). The backing tracks are of good quality and similar to the originals (minus vocals of course).

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