In support of the new 2012 Syllabuses for Guitar, Bass and Drums, this December 2012 Rockschool publishes its latest Companion Guides and a new set of Technical Handbooks. These are essential reference aids to help music teachers get the best results for their students with the technical sides of Rockschool’s Debut-8 Grade Exams.
The updated Rockschool Companion Guides are available from the 3rd of December for Guitar, Bass and Drums and feature between six examples of additional specimen tests for each of the ‘unseen tests’ in the exams including:-
- Sight reading (Debut to Grade 5) – 6 per grade
- Improvisation & Interpretation (Grade 1 to Grade 5) – 6 per grade
- Ear Tests (Debut to Grade 8) – 6 per grade
- Quick Study Pieces (Grades 6-8) 6 per grade
- General Musicianship Questions (Debut-Grade 8) – 5 example questions per grade
They Companion Guides contain valuable practice material, written in an easy to follow style, which is ideal for preparing candidates for a Rockschool Grade Exam. These Companion Guides, designed for using with Rockschool’s Grade Books, will help teachers get the best possible results for their students. The retail price will be £25 for each book.
Also published by Rockschool are new comprehensive Technical Handbooks covering all the Technical Exercises of the new 2012 Guitar, Bass and Drum syllabuses (previously only available for Guitar). The purpose of each Technical Handbook is to provide teachers and candidates with all the scales and arpeggio examples for all Guitar and Bass grades in an easy-to-use reference book. Rockschool has also brought together all the Drums rudiments in a single volume for easy reference. Each book comes with all the relevant audio backing tracks. The retail price will be £10 for each book.
These new supporting texts from Rockschool will help teachers make the musical progression and achievement of their students easy and fulfilling, providing a valuable reference book that is practical and a handy guide to the Rockschool 2012 Syllabus.