Rockschool: Ukulele - Debut Grade (2020)
The 2020 Ukulele syllabus extends Rockschool's offering to a full suite of grades. The syllabus has been designed in conjunction with their new Ukulele Method books, giving students a comprehensive pathway from absolute beginner stages through to entry into the graded system, and subsequently following a progressive pathway through to grade 8. 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 offer the students an opportunity to perform without full band backing, exploring the sound and resonance of their instrument. These include duet parts from Debut to Grade 3, which give further opportunities for teaching and group learning. The remaining tracks are ‘session style’ backing tracks, performed with full backing band and including vocal accompaniment which is also shown in the notation as a melody line and lyric over the main ukulele part.
Pieces from the worlds of Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Ukulele Specialists
Professional backing tracks for both pieces and supporting tests
Duet arrangements available at every grade
Fact files and technical guidance
Sight Reading and Improvisation examples
General Musicianship Questions
Rockschool started in 1991 from a small office in West London. Today they are one of the most well recognized international Rock and Pop Examinations Boards. They changed the landscape for formal music education by adding Rock and Pop as an exam form of music.
Founded by Norton York and Dr. Simon Pitt, it was originally to examine Guitar, Bass and Drums. No with an expanded syllabus of Piano, Keyboard, Vocals (Male and Female), Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Music Production, Theory and Ukulele.
In recent times Rockschool has re-branded to RSL Awards which now take an even bigger variety of examinations including Dance and Performance. RSL - Rockschool Exam now examine in over 40 Countries, across 6 continents.
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