Vocals Performance – Stage 3, Advanced 7
At Stage 3 Advanced 7 in Vocals Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces, with microphone, to a backing track. New styles will be introduced to develop advanced techniques, including faster tempi, increased vocal agility, longer phrases, harmony singing and modulation. They will show extended development of material and considerable solo work with stylised ad libs. Learners will be able to read and sing advanced rhythmic and melodic phrases. They will demonstrate in depth musical knowledge of the performance pieces through linked responses. This will be expected to 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 throughout their performance.
1 ½ octaves
Melody developed with occasional wider interval movement and chromatic movement, Longer phrasing, modulation
More complex rhythmic combinations. Tied and syncopated notes more frequent
2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
Breath support, Reliable intonation, sustained notes, Assured 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.