At Grade 5, you can learn about diction and polyrhythms. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 4 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.
The Grade 5 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 song for Vocals Grade 5 is available now - Chasing Pavements by Adele
Singing in a swing style
Players choose Playback or Improvising.
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.
You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.
Songs: Everybody Hurts, The Greatest Love Of All, Moondance, One Day Like This, Price Tag, The Raggle Taggle Gypsies
Songs: Everybody Hurts, The Greatest Love Of All, Moondance, One Day Like This, Price Tag, the Raggle Taggle Gypsies