Rockschool Acoustic Grade 8 is for students who have mastered advanced technical control and have a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 8 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, consummate execution of rhythmic complexity, mature and creative stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a commanding sense of communication and performance.
The 2019 Acoustic syllabus is a refreshed approach to acoustic guitar. The syllabus features six tracks for each grade that have been meticulously benchmarked to support students as they learn the instrument. At each grade two of the pieces ask the students to perform without backing track,exploring the sound and resonance of their instrument. The remaining tracks are session style backing tracks that include vocal accompaniment. We’ve also included the vocal melody lines in the grade books for students who sing and play at the same time.
- 6 new arrangements of iconic rock, pop, and contemporary music tracks from classic and contemporary artists
- A diverse selection of contemporary music ever seen in a syllabus making the Grades accessible to everyone without precluding any musical tastes
- Fact Files: band and artist background information with recommended listening
- Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
- Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
- All the essential music theory and technique you need to pass your exams