The Music

Performers taking our Rock & Pop exams can choose music from a wide range of contemporary and classic songs. We’ve chosen the songs carefully, so that musicians can develop their skills and technique while exploring some of the greatest rock and pop music ever written.


Songs

Our songbooks contain six songs for each grade, and we’ll be adding more songs to the song lists on the website. Check the individual exam pages for the latest songs. They’ll be available from the online store as sheet music with backing and demo tracks.

Songwriters can also choose to perform one of their own songs in an exam. You can find advice about choosing an appropriate song on the Choosing Songs page.


Backing and demo tracks

Each songbook comes with a CD of professionally recorded backing and demo tracks. The arrangements and recordings were put together by a team of highly experienced musicians, including Ben Hillyard on bass, George Double on drums, Tom Fleming on guitar, Oliver Weeks on keyboards and Alison Symons, Bo Walton and Brendan Reilly on vocals.

The tracks were recorded at The Limehouse Studios in London and mixed and mastered by music producer, session musician and guitarist Tom Fleming.

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