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.
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.
How to use a song to tell a story
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: Black Betty, Da Doo Ron Ron, Great DJ, I Am The Music Man, New York Mining Disaster 1941, Seasons In The Sun
The Rock & Pop team were in Frankfurt at Musikmesse last week with the full set of Rock & Pop songbooks.
Clash of the Bands is back and bigger and better than ever!
The Rock & Pop team headed to London Olympia over the weekend to take part in the London Bass Guitar Show.