Band Based Keys exams put performance at the heart of the exam. Each grade has a wide choice of repertoire that covers all the key skills required at that level. Our tunes are written to reflect popular rock styles and inspire improvisation.
A great feature of these books is that the repertoire at Grade 3, 4 and 5 is drawn from Rockschool's highly successful Guitar, Bass and Drum syllabuses so students can perform the songs with other musicians at the same level.
The Rockschool packs have standard notation plus a CD. We encourage everyone to be creative with the Rockschool tunes so feel free to improvise and adapt them to suit your playing style and musical approach.
Each book includes a CD with full stereo mixes of each tune with spoken two bar count ins for each piece.
Rockschool grade books have everything you need to prepare for Grade exams (for players who want to develop performance and technical skills) and Performance certificates (for players who want to perform in a range of styles)
Keyboards must have at least 61 keys with the following patches: acoustic piano, electric piano, organ, strings and synth. At Grades 4 and 5 candidates will also need a sustain pedal.