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New Rockschool Vocals Syllabus

New  Rockschool Vocals Syllabus launching soon in 2021.

Rockschool Vocals is back with an updated, refreshed and expanded syllabus!

Grades range from Debut through to Grade 8 in this syllabus that will equip students with the skills needed to succeed in any performance environment.

Free downloadable syllabuses contain everything required for a graded music exam, and brand the new grade books include the most diverse and well represented collections of repertoire, with 10 new arrangements of iconic rock, pop, and contemporary pieces from the greatest artists past and present.

No longer split into male and female syllabuses, Rockschool Vocals allows students to experience a broader range of hit tunes and technical exercises, and throughout the grades encourages students to demonstrate vocal excellence. There’s also new piano arrangements to back each piece, making Rockschool Vocals perfect for recitals and auditions tool.

The new Rockschool Vocals repertoire includes the likes of Billie Eilish, Queen, Jorja Smith, Harry Styles, Childish Gambino, The Weekend, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Adele, Gregory Porter, Whitney Houston, Foo Fighters, Chaka Khan, Skunk Anansie, Sam smith, Billie Holiday, Steve Wonder, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Post Malone, John Legend, Tina Turner… and more to come.

Alongside the repertoire, grade books include all the technical exercises that candidates need to prepare, and examples of all the supporting tests to prepare candidates for their exam.

Technical Exercises are required for Graded Examinations and Graded Certificates. In all grades there are three sections to the technical exercises:

  • Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Technical Studies
  • Supporting Tests

Supporting Tests are required in Graded Examinations. In all grades there are three sections to the tests:

  • Sight Reading OR Improvisation and Interpretation
  • Ear Tests
  • General Musicianship Questions
  • Qualifications Available

Like all Rockschool syllabuses, the new Vocals is designed as a flexible and fun group of qualifications for students to take. The two different exam types remain available, both can be done face-to-face or online.

Graded Exam
Exam Formats: Face-to-face or Live Stream
Number of Pieces: 3
Technical Exercises: Examiner Selection of Scales, Arpeggios/Broken Chords, and Technical Studies
Unseen Tests: Sight Reading OR Improvisation, Ear Test, and General Musicianship Questions

Graded Certificate
Exam Format: Recorded Digital
Number of Pieces: 3
Technical Exercises: All Published Scales, Arpeggios/Broken Chords, and Technical Studies
Unseen Tests: None

Performance Certificate
Exam Formats: Recorded Digital, Face-to-face or Live Stream
Number of Pieces: 5
Technical Exercises: None
Unseen Tests: None
Candidates may choose to play up to five pieces for a Performance Certificate, or three pieces for a Graded Exam/Certificate all from the repertoire lists of another UK Accredited Examination Board.

Stay tuned for explainer webinars from the UK team who developed the syllabus throughout September. Grade books will be hitting the shelves of your favourite music shop soon, and will be available for purchase from our AMEB Online Shop.

Published on: 27 Aug 2021 8:56am