Piano Grade 8

The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary pianist. 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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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £13.99 Add to Cart
Straighten Up And Fly Right Track 1 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Bohemian Rhapsody Track 2 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
These Are The Days Track 3 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Nosso Samba Track 4 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Freightshaker Track 5 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Mind The Gaps Track 6 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £5.99 Add to Cart

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Piano Grade 8 features:

  • Songs from Rock and Pop, Jazz, Blues and Soul, Film and Musical Theatre
  • Professional backing tracks for pieces and supporting tests
  • Specially commissioned Rockschool compositions
  • Downloadable audio
  • Fact files


  • Ear Tests
  • Technical Exercises
  • Sight Reading Examples
  • Improvisation and Interpretation Examples
  • General Musicianship Questions
  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
  • Diana Krall - 'Straighten Up And Fly Right'
  • Jamie Cullum - 'These Are The Days'


Three Specially commissioned Rockschool compositions

  • 'Nosso Samba'
  • 'Freightshaker'
  • 'Mind The Gaps'
Pages 56-57
Stylistic Study - Pop and Rock - Example 2 - Opening repeat added at the start of bar 1 and closing repeat added at the end of bar 14. (Updated 15 October 2015)
Pages 33-38
Nosso Samba - Bar 53 (p.35): Segno added. Bars 62–64 (pp.35–36): Accidentals improved. See file: RSK200009_Piano_G8_NossoSamba_p35-36_06Jun2016.pdf in the _errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 6 June 2016)
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