Vocals Performance – Stage 3, Advanced 6
At Stage 3 Advanced 6 in Vocals Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track, with microphone, that are longer than Stage 2 Intermediate 5. New styles will be introduced to develop advanced techniques, including faster tempi, complex musical structures, time signature changes, modulation and harmony singing. They will show more development of material through extended phrases and also show considerable solo application. Learners will be able to read and sing complex rhythmic phrases. They will demonstrate in depth musical knowledge of the performance pieces through linked responses. 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 continue to show stage presence through confidence and stamina in their performance.
1 ½ octaves
Melody more developed with occasional wider interval movement and simple chromatic movement, longer phrasing, modulation
More complex rhythmic combinations. Tied and syncopated notes more frequent
2/4, 4/4, 3/4, 6/8
Breath support, Reliable intonation, sustained notes, secure ability in bridging registers, vocal control, diction and articulation, staccato, tenuto, vocal belt, vibrato, seamless bridging, consistent intonation
Melisma, Blues notes, stylised delivery
Ad lib, Harmony Singing, and Development
Advanced ad lib, two part harmony singing, development over verse and chorus 2
Simple, repeat marks
Use of microphone *In lieu of Covid 19, the use of microphone will be suspended till further notice.