Vocals Grade 8

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The essential syllabus for the aspiring contemporary vocalist. This book will provide you with everything you need for your Vocals 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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  • A Night in Tunisia Track 1 of 10
  • A Song for You Track 2 of 10
  • I Care Track 3 of 10
  • I Have Nothing Track 4 of 10
  • Kiss From a Rose Track 5 of 10
  • Rise Up Track 6 of 10
  • This Is Me Track 7 of 10
  • Weak Track 8 of 10
  • When You Were Young Track 9 of 10
  • Writing's on the Wall Track 10 of 10
  • Supporting Tests
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    • Six 'hit tune' arrangements covering a range of contemporary styles
    • Professional backing tracks for pieces and supporting tests
    • Downloadable audio
    • Fact Files and Walkthroughs


    • Technical Exercises
    • Quick Study Pieces
    • Ear Tests
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    • Beyoncé - I Care
    • Sam Smith - Writing's on the Wall
    • The Killers - When You Were Young
    • Ella Fitzgerald - A Night in Tunisia
    • Keala Settle - This Is Me (from The Greatest Showman)
    • Skunk Anansie - Weak
    • Ray Charles - A Song for You
    • Andra Day - Rise Up
    • Seal - Kiss from a Rose
    • Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Arpeggios
    • Group C - Intervals
    • Group D - Backing Vocals
    • Group E - Stylistic Studies

    Unseen Tests

    • Quick Study Piece
    • Ear Tests (Test 1: Melodic Recall, Test 2: Harmony Vocals)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    Pages 28-35

    A Night in Tunisia

    Bars 46-52. The notation in the vocal part has been removed in these bars to reflect the audio.

    Page 95

    Technical Exercises Group E Stylistic Studies

    Stylistic Studies | Jazz and Blues | Study 1: Final note of bar 5 changed to E.

    Stylistic Studies | Jazz and Blues | Study 2: Final note of bar 5 changed to B (Updated 18th May 2022)

    Pages 71-79

    Kiss From a Rose

    The backing track has been updated to include a reference pitch before the count-in. (Updated 22 November 2022)

    Pages 55-62

    A Song for You The backing track audio has been updated. Please re-download the zip file to find the updated audio. (Updated 21 February 2023)

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  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

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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.

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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.

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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.

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