Vocals Performance – Stage 3, Advanced 8
At Stage 3 Advanced 8 in Vocals Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces of considerable complexity, with microphone, to a backing track. New styles will contain advanced techniques, including faster tempi, complex musical structures, increasing changes of time signatures, modulation, harmony singing and advanced techniques. They will show extended development of material and considerable solo application. 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 and these 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 more developed with occasional wide interval movement and simple chromatic movement, Longer phrasing, modulation
Complex rhythmic combinations. Tied and syncopated notes frequent
2/4, 4/4, 3/4, 6/8
Breath support, Reliable intonation, sustained notes, assured 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 and creative ad lib, two part harmony singing, development over verse and chorus 2, scat
Simple, repeat marks
Use of microphone *In lieu of Covid 19, the use of microphone will be suspended till further notice.