Classical Guitar Grade 5

The benchmark syllabus for all aspiring Classical guitarists.

The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary Classical Guitarist. RSL Classical Guitar Grade 5 will provide you with everything you need for your Grade 5 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.

Purchase Options

The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. The digital version + Replay additionally includes the Replay interactive sheet music player. 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.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book + Replay PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and Replay (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £15.99 Add to Cart
The Fairground Track 1 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Don't Know Why Track 2 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Étude No. 6 Track 3 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Lagrima Track 4 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Songbird Track 5 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Étude No. 3 Track 6 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Country Étude Track 7 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Shape of My Heart Track 8 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Paseo Track 9 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
African Sunset Track 10 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Supporting Tests £4.49 Add to Cart

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Classical Guitar Grade 5 features:

  • Ten benchmarked arrangements covering a range of styles
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
  • Fact Files: composer background information
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance for each arrangement


  • Technical Exercises
  • Ear Tests
  • General Musicianship Questions
  • Giorgio Serci - African Sunset
  • Tatania Stachak - Country Étude
  • Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
  • Matteo Carcassi - Étude No. 3
  • Leo Brouwer - Étude No. 6
  • Francisco Tárrega - Lagrima
  • Eduardo Sainz de la Maza - Paseo
  • Sting - Shape of My Heart
  • Eva Cassidy - Songbird
  • Laura Snowden - The Fairground

There is no errata for this book.