Grade 1

Warm Ups

Ahh...

Ahhh (like a posh lion) up and down the 5 note scale 3 times. 

ee - AHH.. 

Jump up 5 notes the "Ahh" down the scale.

A strong push from your belly on the jump staying in your chest voice (without shouting.)

Tounge Twister

- Red lorry, yellow lorry

- Copper bottomed coffee pot

- Petter pipper picked a pepper

- Black beach beatle 

Medium

Fast

Slow

Songs

Sight Reading

Clapping

Clap these rhythms one bar at a time, then try putting them all together keeping in time.  

Up and Down the scale

Sing these exercises, all to a "La" sound.  Try on your own before doing it with the track. 

Grade 1 Practice Tests

You will get a chord and a starting note. Then you will have 30 seconds to look through your part (top line). After 30 seconds, you will get the chord and starting note again. I will count you in and then the test will begin. 

Remember to do it to a "La" sound. 

Aural

Clap The Tempo

Clap in time with the beat of the music and identify whether it is in 2 or 3.

Echos

Sing back after each phrase. You will get a chord and starting note first then 3 phrases which you will sing back to a "La" sound.

Spot the difference

You will hear a piece twice with one difference the second time. Identify whether the difference was at the beginning or at the end. 

Questions

- Was the change from loud to soft sudden or gradual?

- Was the music mainly smooth or detached?

- Was the change from loud to soft sudden or gradual?

- Was the music mainly smooth or detached?