Classical Piano Grade 8

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The essential syllabus for the aspiring pianist. RSL Classical Piano Grade 8 will provide you with everything you need for your Grade 8 exam, including a diverse range of repertoire, a truly innovative range of supporting tests and a vast array of professionally recorded backing tracks and audio examples.

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  • Arabesque No.1 Track 1 of 10
  • Blue In Green (Take 3) Track 2 of 10
  • Cameo No. 3 Track 3 of 10
  • Impromptu (Le Sabbat) Track 4 of 10
  • Maple Leaf Rag Track 5 of 10
  • Mouvements Perpétuels Track 6 of 10
  • Papillon Track 7 of 10
  • Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847 Track 8 of 10
  • Sonata no.12 in F, Op. 332 Mov 1, Allegro Track 9 of 10
  • Sonata no.9 in E, Op. 14 No 1, First movement Track 10 of 10
  • Supporting Tests
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    • Ten benchmarked arrangements covering a range of classical styles
    • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
    • Fact Files: composer background information
    • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance for each arrangement


    • Technical Exercises
    • Ear Tests
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    • Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata in F, Op. 332 Mov 1, Allegro
    • Edvard Grieg - Papillon Op.43, No.1
    • Claude Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 in E
    • Bill Evans - Blue In Green (Take 3)
    • Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag
    • Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata no.9 Op. 14 No. 1 1st Movement
    • Francis Poulenc - Trois Mouvements Perpétuels
    • Clara Schumann - Impromptu (Le Sabbat)
    • S. Coleridge-Taylor - Cameo No. 3
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Arpeggios
    • Group C - Technical Studies

    Unseen Tests

    • Sight Reading
    • Contemporary Improvisation & Interpretation
    • Ear Tests (Melodic Recall)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    There is no errata for this book.

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Digital Files

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

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

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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 www.musicroom.com. 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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