Vocal music

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Vocal music is a type of music performed by one or more singers in which singing provides the main focus of the piece. Music which employs singing but does not feature it prominently is generally considered instrumental music (e.g. the wordless women's choir in the final movement of Holst's The Planets) as is music without singing.

Vocal music typically features sung words called lyrics, although there are notable examples of vocal music that are performed using non-linguistic syllables, sounds or noises.

Vocal music is probably the oldest form of music, since it does not require any instrument besides the human voice. All musical cultures have some form of vocal music.

National 3

Types of voice

Type of voice introduced at National 3 is Voice.

Styles

Styles introduced at National 3 are Choir, Harmony, Musical, Solo and Unison.

National 4

Types of voice

Types of voice introduced at National 4 are Alto, Bass, Soprano and Tenor.

Styles

Styles introduced at National 4 are Backing vocals, Cadenza, Mouth music, Opera, Rapping, Scat singing, Scots ballad and Verse and chorus.

National 5

Types of voice

Types of voice introduced at National 5 are Baritone and Mezzo soprano.

Styles

Styles introduced at National 5 are A cappella, Aria, Bothy ballad, Chorus, Descant (voice), Gaelic psalms, Glissando, Gospel, Melismatic, Strophic, Syllabic and Waulking song.