Vocals Performance – Stage 2, Intermediate 5
At Stage 2 Intermediate 5 in Vocals Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track, with microphone, that are longer than Stage 2 Intermediate 4. Styles will be further developed to broaden techniques, including more complex musical structure and rudiments, that will require them to sing melodies with wider interval jumps and chromatic movement. They will also begin to show more development of material through extended phrases and also show solo application. Learners will be able to read and play more complex rhythmic phrases. They will continue to demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the performance pieces by showing and describing musical terms and directions and where and how they are used. This will include vocal demonstrations of techniques as well as showing knowledge of solo and ad lib techniques used in the performance pieces. They will also continue to show stage presence through the addition of appropriate body language and awareness of an audience in their performance, through the ability of maintaining focus and confidence.
1 ½ octaves
Melody more developed with occasional wider interval movement and simple chromatic movement, Longer phrasing
More complex rhythmic combinations. Tied and syncopated notes more frequent
2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
Breath support, Reliable intonation, sustained notes, ability in bridging registers, vocal control, diction and articulation, staccato, tenuto, vocal belt, vibrato
Melisma, Blues notes, stylised delivery
Ad lib and Development
4 + 4 bar ad-lib and simple vocal embellishments. Simple development over chorus 2
Simple, repeat marks
Use of microphone *In lieu of Covid 19, the use of microphone will be suspended till further notice.