Fundamentals Grades 5-3Solfege

(A)Melody Singing

Sight-sing a melody without accompaniment.
  Grade 5 Grade 4 Grade 3
Contents & Level
  • A melody of about 8 bars is given.
  • It may include simple accidentals.
  • A melody of about 8-16 bars is given.
  • It may have a temporary modulation.
  • A melody of about 16-24 bars is given.
  • It includes a temporary modulation.
Procedure
  • Candidates can sing in solfege (either fixed "Do" or movable "Do"), with vowels, la-la-la or others.
  • Candidates can either stand or sit at the piano when singing.
  • There will be about 15 seconds for preview after which candidates wait for the examiner's cue to start.
  • Candidates may play either the tonic chord or the first note of the melody for confirmation before reading the given score or before singing (one time only).

(B)Melody Singing with Accompaniment

Sight-sing the given melody with piano accompaniment according to the given chord.
  Grade 5 Grade 4 Grade 3
Contents & Level
  • A melody 12-16 bars with chord names is given.
  • Chords include: major, minor, dominant 7th (including secondary dominant).
  • A melody of 12-16 bars with chord names is given.
  • Chords may include: diminished, augmented, 6th, etc.
  • A melody of 12-16 bars with chord names is given.
  • Any chords may be used.
Procedure
  • Candidates can sing in solfege (either fixed "Do" or movable "Do"), with vowels, la-la-la or others.
  • Candidates are to sing the given melody while playing a suitable piano accompaniment, following the given chords.
  • There will be about 15 seconds for preview after which candidates wait for the examiner's cue to start.
  • Candidates may play either the tonic chord or the first note of the melody for confirmation before reading the given score or before singing (one time only).
  • In case the first one or two bars have rests, play either an introduction or an accompaniment rhythm before singing.