Vocals Grade 1 (Male)

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The Vocals Male Grade 1 book contains everything you need to pass your first Vocals Grade exam – all in one place. You'll learn core theory and techniques to develop in later grades

What you'll learn at Grade 1

  • Dynamics, lyrics, rhythms and short phrases
  • The major scale and arpeggio
  • Small major intervals and spoken rhythms

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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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* 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 £11.99 Add to Cart
Snow Patrol, ‘Chasing Cars’ Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Olly Murs, 'Dear Darlin'' Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
David Bowie, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Bruno Mars, ‘The Lazy Song’ Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Owl City, 'Fireflies' Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Kinks, 'You Really Got Me' Track 6 of 6 £2.29 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 1 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 1 (Male) repertoire:

  • Olly Murs - "Dear Darlin"
  • Bruno Mars - "Lazy Song"
  • Owl City - "Fireflies"
  • Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"
  • The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"
  • David Bowie - "The Man Who Sold The World"

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

Page 60
In the section "Entering Exams, Exam Procedure & Marking Schemes" (p.60), 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)