In this section you have a choice between:
■ Either – a Sight Reading test
■ Or – an Improvisation & Interpretation test (see facing page).
The examiner will ask you which one you wish to choose before commencing. Once you have decided, you cannot change your mind.
The examiner will give you a four-bar rhythm on the note C4. You will be given 90 seconds to practise, after which you will perform the test. You may sing in any octave. The tempo is q=70.
During the practice time you will be given the choice of a metronome click throughout or a count-in of four beats at the beginning. Whichever option you choose, the practice time will start with the examiner playing the root note. You will receive the same choice when performing the test. The test will start with the root note.
You may perform this test using any vocal sound except humming or whistling.