Weekend Competition: Rock & Pop Studies

RockToday’s weekend competition features a useful Rock & Pop tutor book written by Lucy Holliday and Oliver Weeks, published by Faber Music. For beginner to intermediate level (around Grades 3 – 5 ABRSM), this volume contains 88 progressive studies and exercises which become more complex, both harmonically and rhythmically. Each exercise is accompanied by practice tips and advice, and stylistically many genres are covered: Motown, metal, blues, soul, funk, ska, reggae, disco, country, indie, classic rock, synth pop and lots more.

I have one copy to give away to a lucky reader, so as always, please leave your comments in the comment box after this post and I will announce the winner on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!

To find out more or purchase, click here.

My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


19 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: Rock & Pop Studies

  1. I really how this contest is open to Canadians! Fingers Crossed…
    I’ve truly enjoyed browsing through the pages of your website. There are some great topics here.

  2. This book sounds like an amazing compendium of contemporary styles that would be helpful to almost any student in advancing their skill and technic. Would love to win a copy to put to good use in my studio right away!

  3. Isolating riffs is a great way to encourage mastery and understanding of pop and jazz style. Thanks for highlighting this resource!

  4. Wow! This will be a good book for my teenager student who is desperate to impress her friends who aren’t net rested in classical music.

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