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Educational books and great sources of reference and information for any singer or musicians bookshelf. The books listed here are aimed at those who are studying for their ABRSM or other tests and exams, some study guides and revision aids include Sheet Music, CD's and examples of previous years examinations to help students prepare. If your only looking for one off information, reference books should be available at your local library. Also check out the Career and Reference Books, Vocal Warm Up Books and Practice Advice, Sight Reading Books and Music Theory Books, Practice Drills and Examinations. If you are unable to find what you seek here, try the list of Sheet Music Suppliers.

A Students Guide to GCSE Music by Rhinegold
For the EDEXCEL, AQA and OCR specifications aimed at GCSE Music Students which will become invaluable learning aids throughout two-year course
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AQA GCSE Music Study Guide
A definitive study guide for the 'reformed' GCSE (9-1) specification. Written by experts, this comprehensive guide: Covers all components of the GCSE: Performing, Composing and Understanding Music. Contains full coverage of the study pieces for the four areas of study. Gives background information and advice on answering questions on unfamiliar repertoire. Offers comprehensive support for the Composing tasks. Gives advice on how to tackle the Performing component. Explains what to expect in the exam. Introduces the musical language, elements and contexts that AQA expects students to know.
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New GCSE Music AQA Complete Revision & Practice (with Audio CD)
For the Grade 9-1 Course Paperback. This CGP Complete Revision & Practice book is a superb all-in-one guide to Grade 9-1 AQA GCSE Music - it covers musical knowledge, set works, compositions and more! There are crystal-clear study notes for every topic, plus a wide range of exam-style questions to test students’ knowledge (with listening practice included on CD). There’s also a section devoted to coursework advice, and a realistic AQA-style mock exam paper at the end of the book. For even more practice, a CGP Exam Practice Workbook for Grade 9-1 GCSE Music is also available (9781782946175).
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New GCSE Music Exam Practice Workbook - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Audio CD & Answers)
This Exam Practice Workbook from CGP is a fantastic way to prepare for the Grade 9-1 GCSE Music exams. It contains exam-style questions covering a huge range of musical styles (with listening practice on CD), plus plenty of advice for scoring top marks in the real exams. Complete answers to every question are included. For more help with Grade 9-1 GCSE Music, matching CGP Complete Revision & Practice guides are available for the AQA (9781782946144), Edexcel (9781782946151) and OCR (9781782946168) exam boards.
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A Students Guide to Harmony and Counterpoint
A refreshingly new approach to techniques of composition for music at AS and A2 by Hugh Benham.
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AB Guide to Music Theory The AB Guide to Music Theory Vol 1 & Vol 2
By Eric Taylor
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Suitable for the complete beginner, easy to read and split into convenient sections packed with diagrams and pictures which illustrate the text and graduate in difficulty so that you can learn at your own pace or pick a chapter to brush up your knowledge.
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ABRSM Singing Prep Test
Specially designed to be taken by singers who have been learning for a few terms. Built into it are all the sorts of skills they will be developing at this stage, such as a sense of pitch and rhythm, clear diction, accuracy and quality of tone. This book contains specially-commissioned tunes and pieces, as well as everything else that the player will need to take the test. The book is attractively presented with entertaining illustrations and a fun page.
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ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 1
Packed with information on theory, breath control, dictation, warming up, singing steps and jumps, recognising intervals, stance and presentation and much, much more, this book covers everything you need to know to progress to Grade 1 level singing. A great range of songs is included throughout, providing you with a collection of music which can be used in a Grade 1 exam. There is also a chapter on sight singing with plenty of examples for practice.
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ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 2
Step by step instructions for ABRSM and other singing exams. This book contains everything you need to progress to Grade 2 singing level. Including over 30 songs which can be used in your Grade 2 exam, with plenty of help and theory information throughout. There are also sections on warming-up, sight singing and an introduction to singing with other people.
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ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 3
Step by step instructions for ABRSM and other singing exams. This book contains everything you need to progress to Grade 3 and includes over 30 songs which can be used in your exam. Includes sections on warming-up, sight singing and an introduction to singing with other people.
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ABRSM - Singing Time Grade 4
This book contains everything you need to progress to Grade 4 singing level, including over 20 songs which can be used in your Grade 4 exam, with plenty of help and theory information throughout. There are also sections on warming-up and sight singing.
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ABRSM Songbooks with CD
The five-volume ABRSM Songbook series offers singers and their teachers an unrivalled choice of core repertoire that will provide the bedrock for many years of rewarding vocal study. This series features: Over 1000 art songs, drawn from Grades 1-5 of the Associated Board's Singing syllabus. A massive range of repertoire from the Medieval to modern musicals - many in practical new editions. Irresistible new arrangements by Carol Barratt of eighteen classic songs. A rich collection of sixty authentic unaccompanied traditional songs, sourced from around the world. English singing translations for every non-English-language song - many newly-commissioned. Useful notes on the songs containing background information and performance suggestions. CDs of Piano accompaniment to all the art songs, performed by Simon Lepper, as well as recordings of the text to every song, performed by native speakers.
ABRSM Songbook - Book 1
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ABRSM Songbook - Book 2
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ABRSM Songbook - Book 3
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ABRSM Songbook - Book 4
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ABRSM Songbook - Book 5
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Art Of Song: Grades 1-3 (High Voice)
A further selection of songs from the ABRSM singing syllabus exam grades 1 to 3 for high voice. These revised and expanded editions of the long-established Art Of Song series includes all the songs in the original edition together with a considerable amount of new material, all presented in a new larger format. Drawing on the comprehensive Edition Peters vocal catalogue and incorporating new editions of many songs, Art Of Song series provides: an extensive selection of songs and arias from the new ABRSM singing syllabus (valid from 2009). New editions of a wide-ranging repertoire covering composers from Purcell and Byrd, through Brahms and Schubert to Verdi and Sullivan. New versions of songs in different keys to suit different voice-types.
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Art Of Song: Grades 1-3 (Med-High Voice)
A selection of songs for ABRSM exams grades 1 to 3 for medium to high voices.
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Art Of Song: Grades 1-3 (Med-Low Voice)
A selection of songs for ABRSM exams grades 1 to 3 for medium to low voices.
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Art Of Song: Grades 4-5 (High Voice)
More repertoire pieces for the ABRSM High Voice singing examinations, grades 4-5.
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Art Of Song: Grades 4-5 (Med-High Voice)
More repertoire pieces for the ABRSM High Voice singing examinations, grades 4-5.
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Art Of Song: Grades 4-5 (Med-Low Voice)
More repertoire pieces for the ABRSM medium to low voice singing examinations, grades 4-5.
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Art Of Song: Grade 6 (High Voice)
A selection of songs from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music singing syllabus for High Voice, Grade 6.
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Art Of Song: Grade 6 (Medium Voice)
A selection of songs from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music singing syllabus for Medium Voice, Grade 6.
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Art Of Song: Grade 6 (Low Voice)
A selection of songs from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music singing syllabus for Low Voice, Grade 6.
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Art Of Song: Grade 7 (High Voice)
Available here is a selection the set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 7 High Voice examination syllabus.
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Art Of Song: Grade 7 (Medium Voice)
A selection of set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 7 Medium Voice examination syllabus.
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Art Of Song: Grade 7 (Low Voice)
A selection of set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 7 Low Voice examination syllabus.
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Art Of Song: Grade 8 (High Voice)
A selection of set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 8 High Voice examination syllabus.
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Art Of Song: Grade 8 (Medium Voice)
This book contains a collection of pieces from the ABRSM Grade 8 examinations repertoire for Medium Voice. All pieces are for Medium Voice with Piano Accompaniment.
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Art Of Song: Grade 8 (Low Voice)
A selection of set pieces from the ABRSM's Grade 8 Low Voice examination syllabus.
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Analysis MattersAnalysis Matters
A student's revision guide to London Examinations A-level Musical History and Analysis Papers.
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AQA Level Study Guides -  GCSE, AS, AQA
Workbooks for students that will help them achieve higher grades in AS level music. This is a definitive study guide for the AQA AS and A Level syllabuses. This comprehensive guide provides: Detailed discussion and analysis of the set works for Area of Study 1: Western Classical tradition. Context for the named composers on the suggested listening list for Areas of Study 2-7 and analysis of key works. Guidance on the Performing and Composing components of each specification. Sample questions and activities to help monitor your progress. Glossary of the technical terms you will need to know.
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EDEXCEL Study Guides -  GCSE, EDEXCEL, AS, A2, Music Technology
Workbooks aimed at students taking the second year courses in Music and Music Technology.
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Listening Matters: Practice Tests For The London AS And A2 Music Listening Papers
Designed by David Bowman And Paul Terry two former chief examiners in music for London Examination to help students prepare for the London Qualifications in AS and A-level music. Based on the 51recordings of the Essential Hyperion 2, (two CDs HYP 20), these questions are prefaced with hints, and are graded in difficulty and supplied with model answers. This book can be used for aural practice in the classroom, for support work at home, or for revision prior to the exam. It has been designed Specifically for the revised London (Edexel) music specification first examined in 2001/02 and reflects the styles and types of question that feature in those examinations. Listening Matters builds upon the reputation of the prize-winning Aural Matters and its companion volume, Aural Matters in Practice, both written by David Bowmann and Paul Terry.
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OCR Study Guides - GCSE, AS, A2
Workbooks aimed at students using the OCR specification.
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OCR AS Music Listening Tests (Supplement)
This Supplement is designed to be used in conjunction with the 4th Edition of the OCR AS Music Listening Tests and includes practice listening tests based on the Prescribed Orchestral Scores for the 2016 exam. Section A and Section B Prescribed Jazz Recordings practice tests can be found in the main Listening Tests book. The music extracts required for these tests, using the recordings specified, will need to be downloaded from iTunes or similar sites to enable you to complete the tests.
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Popular Music Vocals Grade 1-8
This handbook is designed to accompany the London College of Music examinations in popular music vocals. It covers from Grade One (beginner level) to Grade Eight (advanced level). The handbook provides the information needed for all sections of the popular music vocals examinations.
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Rhinegold Music Guides (Amazon UK)
The series comprises an integrated series of books, some with accompanying CD-ROMs that help introduce students to a wide range of musical genres and subjects required for GCSE and A Level Exams.
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Book Cover Rock Your GCSE Music - Ensemble Pieces (Book/2 CD)
by Rockschool
Taking a unique approach to GCSE Music through the medium of great rock and pop! A brand new series, Rock Your GCSE Music provides eight complete half-term projects which support theory, performance, composition and listening. The series addresses all of the required GCSE skills, is suitable for all exam boards and features a range of contemporary and classic tracks that will really engage your students. Ensemble Pieces Arranged specially to be of an appropriate level for GCSE Ensemble Performance for the rock instrument parts. The main band scores are provided in the book for your reference, with individual parts on the two accompanying CD-ROMs for you to print as required, including optional TAB for guitarists and additional parts for extra instrumentation. High quality ‘sound-alike’ backing tracks with minus-one options are also provided to support your group’s performance. Examiner advice helps you and your students prepare their performances for the GCSE requirements.
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Specimen Sight Singing Tests - Grades 1 to 5 (ABRSM Sight-Reading)
This volume contains valuable practice material for candidates preparing for the Grades 1-5 ABRSM Singing exams. Contains specimen tests for the new sight-singing requirements from 2009, representative of the technical level expected in the exam.
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Specimen Sight Singing Tests - Grades 6 to 8 (ABRSM Sight-Reading)
This volume contains valuable practice material for candidates preparing for the Grades 6-8 ABRSM Singing exams. Contains specimen tests for the new sight-singing requirements from 2009, representative of the technical level expected in the exam.
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Specimen Sight Singing Tests - LCM Diplomas
Specimen sight-singing tests for the London College of Music and Media Singing diploma examinations. This book has been compiled to show the degree of difficulty to be expected at the examination. Includes specimen tests for ALCM, ALCM(TD), LLCM and LLCM(TD) High and Low Voice examinations.
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The Best Of Singing Grades 1-3 (High Voice)
Celebrates the wealth of exciting repertoire featured on the current ABRSM and Trinity College London singing syllabuses. As well as carefully selected range of classical, contemporary and folk songs, these books bring together some of the greatest jazz standards and Broadway hits ever written, all edited to the highest standard and complete with accompanying CD.
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The Best Of Singing Grades 4-5 (High Voice)
Celebrates the wealth of exciting repertoire featured on the current ABRSM and Trinity College London singing syllabuses. As well as carefully selected range of classical, contemporary and folk songs, these books bring together some of the greatest jazz standards and Broadway hits ever written, all edited to the highest standard and complete with accompanying CD.
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The Best Of Singing Grades 1-3 (Low Voice)
Celebrates the wealth of exciting repertoire featured on the current ABRSM and Trinity College London singing syllabuses. As well as carefully selected range of classical, contemporary and folk songs, these books bring together some of the greatest jazz standards and Broadway hits ever written, all edited to the highest standard and complete with accompanying CD.
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The Best Of Singing Grades 4-5 (Low Voice)
Celebrates the wealth of exciting repertoire featured on the current ABRSM and Trinity College London singing syllabuses. As well as carefully selected range of classical, contemporary and folk songs, these books bring together some of the greatest jazz standards and Broadway hits ever written, all edited to the highest standard and complete with accompanying CD.
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Trinity College London: Aural Tests Book 1, From 2017 (Initial Grade 5) (Book/2 CDs)
This book/CD set contains specimen aural tests that are a useful resource for Trinity College London's graded music exams.
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Trinity College London: Aural Tests Book 2, From 2017 (Grades 6 to 8) (Book/2 CDs)
This book/CD set contains specimen aural tests that are a useful resource for Trinity College London's graded music exams.
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Voice Placing And Training Exercises (Contralto/Baritone)
A complete tutorial to train the quality and accuracy of the voice, written especially for Contralto and Baritone Voices.
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Voice Placing And Training Exercises (Soprano/Tenor)
A series of progressive breathing, voice control and general exercises.
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