I'm in the middle of building a Skald, and I'm confused on a prereq for Greater Skald's Vigor.
Does the prereq need to be Perform(Song)10, or can it be 10 ranks in any audible perform skill?
The reason I'm asking is because my character is inspired by Jack Churchill. Click on his name to learn more about him.
By RAW, no, you need Perform(song).
By RAI, certainly, any audible performance skill should work.
Skalds are poets, historians, and keepers of lore who use their gifts for oration and song to inspire allies into a frenzied rage.
Perform (oratory, percussion, sing, string, wind)
And most relevant:
A skald is trained to use music, oration, and similar performances to inspire his allies to feats of strength and ferocity
All of this says that singing is only one way to use the Rage Song ability. Greater Skald's Vigor builds off of Skald's Vigor which builds off of Rage Song which can use song or other listed performance types. So the feats should work that way too.
But that's RAI, not RAW, so check with your GM.