Initial

At the Initial exam, you can learn about breathing and singing slurred notes. You’ll perform three songs and choose your Session skill – Improvising or Playback.

Choose your songs from our song list, including one of the Technical focus songs that develop particular skills. There’s an option for you to sing your own cover version of a song or, if you’re a songwriter, one of your own songs.

You’ll find more information about how the exam works in the downloadable syllabus.

 

Initial Vocals song list

The Initial Vocals songbook includes everything you need for the exam – sheet music for six songs, performance tips, technical support and guidance on Session skills, together with a CD of demo and backing tracks. If you want to buy individual songs, choose them from the list below.

An alternative Technical Focus song for Initial Vocals is available now - Lean On Me by Bill Withers

Initial Vocals demo video

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Session Skills

Players choose Playback or Improvising.

Playback

You’ll perform some music you haven’t seen or heard before – you can sight-read from a song chart or sing by ear from an audio track, or both.

Improvising

You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.

Songs: Black Betty, Da Doo Ron Ron, Great DJ, I Am The Music Man, New York Mining Disaster 1941, Seasons In The Sun

 

2015-17 SYLLABUS

 

 

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