Grade 2

At Grade 2, you can learn about breathing and pitching intervals. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 1 Session skills.

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.

 

Grade 2 Vocals song list

The Grade 2 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 Grade 2 Vocals is available now - Wonderwall by Oasis

Grade 2 Vocals demo video

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Feeling the groove so that your singing is rhythmically precise

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Singing complex rhythmic phrases

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:  Both Sides Now, Grease, I Need A Dollar, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Mean Jumper Blues, No Sound But The Wind

 

2015-17 SYLLABUS

 

 

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