Rockschool | Enhanced backing tracks for Guitar, Drum, Bass, Keys
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Enhanced backing tracks for Guitar, Drum, Bass, Keys

We’ve added new vocals to the mix on 68 tracks across our Guitar, Bass, Drums and Keys syllabuses!

We’re regularly told how engaging our repertoire is, especially when students can play along to Rockschool tunes they love that include vocals. For this reason, we’ve added new vocal parts to the mixes on 68 tracks across our Electric GuitarBassDrums and Keys syllabuses.

Amplify your Rockschool session experience


Rockschool’s “session style” audio gives each player the opportunity to replicate a recording session or live performance each time they sit down to practise. This not only allows students to develop a better sense of time and rhythm; it also presents the perfect habitat for each session to encourage the evolution of each players’ interpretation of tone and the stylistic choices their playing can navigate.

The structure and notation of the updated tracks will remain exactly the same so students will be able to transition to the new audio seamlessly without any modifications to their performances.

The roster of classic and contemporary artists that feature across the syllabuses with enhanced audio includes: Ed Sheeran, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Nirvana, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, Adele, Beyoncé, Sam Smith, The Beatles, D’Angelo, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Drake, Chaka Khan, U2, James Brown, Grace Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Marvin Gaye, Coldplay, Queen, Nirvana, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson – and many, many more!

How to re-download and when will they be used in exams?


To access the updated audio, simply log back into your RSL account and re-download at no extra cost.*

Download from the RSL Awards UK website

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The new audio tracks will be available to use in all Rockschool graded music exams moving forward.

Candidates will be able to use either the existing audio (instrumental) or new audio (including vocals) going forward in exams for the lifetime of each syllabus. The downloaded audio includes both versions, giving all Rockschool candidates the flexibility of choice so they can perform to the best of their abilities.

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