GRADES 1-8 OUT NOW! Celebrate the Horn Section with syllabuses in Alto Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone.


Learn the Horn Section

From Jazz to Motown classics, and from Pop hits to Latin grooves, the horn section has left a huge impression on popular music. For the first time, Rockschool is celebrating the horn section as a unit in all its glory, with syllabuses in Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone from Grade 1 – 8! Don’t let your students study in isolation, get them mastering their instrument together from their very first note.

Three new syllabuses available in…

Rockschool Horn Section Saxophone Alto Sax


Grab your sax and take us on an emotive journey with Rockschool Alto Saxophone.

Rockschool Horn Section Trumpet


Be bold and make passionate statements with Rockschool Trumpet.

Rockschool Horn Section Trombone


Slide your way through brass music history with Rockschool Trombone.

Learn the Horn Section with Rockschool

Ready to discover the world of Rockschool Horn Section? Check out the video below to find out how this syllabus has come to life and what makes Rockschool the best option for you.

Why Learn the Horn Section with Rockschool?


Celebrating horn sections

With 6 pieces per grade, 3 of which are shared repertoire across the Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone, the Rockschool Horn Section will support your journey of instrument mastery and ensemble performance.

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Complete publications

The Rockschool Horn Section publications provide you with everything you need to take a graded exam: a diverse range of repertoire (including professionally arranged and recorded backing tacks), a truly innovative range of technical exercises and supporting tests.


Iconic music

Throughout the grades, we’ve hand-picked tunes from some of the world’s biggest artists across a diverse range of genres. This expansive choice of songs can be used in your graded music exam, as material for auditions and performances as a section, or for your own enjoyment.


Groundbreaking technology

These digital releases, powered by MatchMySound, come complete with an interactive score player allowing you to slow down and loop specific sections of pieces. Gamify your learning experience by receiving automated feedback on your practise sessions!

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Recognised around the world

All our qualifications have been designed with industry relevance, student engagement, and academic rigour in mind. Upon completion of an RSL graded music exam, you will have earned a globally recognised qualification, designed to support progression routes towards higher education and the creative industries.


Benchmarked progression

RSL Awards’ graded music exams motivate and encourage musicians of all ages and abilities through a system of progressive mastery. From our introductory grades all the way through to Grade 8, these graded qualifications enable candidates to develop and enhance their musical skills, knowledge and understanding in an exciting, engaging and consistent manner.

Your learning, powered by technology…

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When we’re creating a new syllabus, we’re also making a record.

We’re proud that our expertly arranged, produced, and mastered exemplar materials and backing tracks are released to a high professional standard, allowing teachers and their students to express their artistry from the moment they get started.


Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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