You can access everything you need to prepare for the performance part of the exam in our new graded songbooks. Our Rock & Pop books are available for Initial to Grade 8 and each includes eight songs with performance hints and tips. There’s also useful background information so you can explore the story behind, and techniques used in, the songs.
Each song also comes with a downloadable backing and demo track recorded by top industry session musicians, making it easy to practise in between lessons. These can be downloaded from the SoundWise website, using the unique code on the inside back cover of your book to access your tracks.
- you will need to first set up your account and download your tracks via the the SoundWise website at www.soundwise.co.uk before you will be able to access them in the SoundWise app.
- please read the Download FAQs page for support on how to download your backing and demo tracks.
If you prefer to have the backing and demo tracks on CD, you can still order a CD for each instrument/grade via our online store. All CDs are priced at £3.00 each.
SESSION SKILLS BOOKS
Our Session Skills books fully support the Session Skills part of our exams. There are three books per instrument and each book contains preparation tips and improvising and playback examples in styles that may be encountered in the exam, as well as access to downloadable backing tracks* for the example tests.
Session Skills are available as ebooks (to download instantly) or as physical books.
* Please note that a small number of Session Skills printed editions are supplied with CD while stocks last, instead of downloadable audio.
OWN CHOICE SONGS
Songs from the 2015-2017 syllabus match the own-choice parameters in the syllabus from 2018, and are suitable for use as own-choice songs.
USING COPYRIGHT PROTECTED MUSIC (UK SCHOOLS ONLY)
Information to help schools and teachers understand how copyright material can be used legally within a school.