In grade 3, exercises are lengthened to eight measures, range is expanded from a 6th to an octave, and perfect 4ths are added to the interval mix, along with falling 3rds. It is also now possible to encounter repeated notes. Singers may find that interval ear training helps with these exercises, where there is now quite a variety of intervals to be confronted with.
Grade 3 Sight Singing Exercise
Try this free sight singing exercise to get a sense of what you can expect in grade 3.
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Tips for Grade 3 Sight Singing
- Get situated where you can see the exercise while maintaining good singing posture (an iPad or tablet is especially convenient for this, as you can set it right on your music stand; print this page if needed)
- Use the bass/treble clef toggle if you need to change clefs; then press the "Starting Note" button to find your pitch and take 30 seconds to look over the exercise.
- Once you've started, keep going no matter what – learning not to stop even when you make a mistake is one of the most important skills in sight singing
- When you're finished playing, press the "Listen" button to hear a correct performance of the exercise; take a moment to reflect on how you did