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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The digital download includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. The digital download + E-Book Access additionally includes the access to the E-Book Interactive content. Hardcopy books can currently only be shipped to the UK. Learn more about your purchasing options.

We have published 2 versions of this edition; one version is more USA centric with some American English terms and background information referring billboard chart success rather than the UK charts. Please note that both versions of the book have everything you need for an exam and are both valid editions for when you enter for the assessment.

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Complete Digital Book + E-Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and E-Book (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £18.99 Add to Cart
Piano Grade 8 | Hardcopy (UK Only) £20.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £16.99 Add to Cart
Bohemian Rhapsody Track 1 of 6 £3.99 Add to Cart
End Credits Track 2 of 6 £3.99 Add to Cart
Birdland Track 3 of 6 £3.99 Add to Cart
These Are The Days Track 4 of 6 £3.99 Add to Cart
Spain Track 5 of 6 £3.99 Add to Cart
Rather Be Track 6 of 6 £3.99 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
  • Downloadable audio
  • Fact files


  • Ear Tests
  • Technical Exercises
  • Sight Reading Examples
  • Improvisation and Interpretation Examples
  • General Musicianship Questions
  • Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be'
  • Weather Report - 'Birdland'
  • Jamie Cullum - 'These Are The Days'
  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
  • Chick Corea - 'Spain'
  • John Williams - 'End Credits (E.T.)'
Pages 47-52
Spain - Bar 43: The G note in the bass clef has been corrected to G#. (Updated 27 July 2020)

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)
How do I download the updated audio?