Classical Guitar Grade 1

The benchmark syllabus for all aspiring Classical guitarists.

The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary Classical Guitarist. RSL Classical Guitar Grade 1 will provide you with everything you need for your Grade 1 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) £14.99 Add to Cart
In My Heart Track 1 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Titanium Track 2 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Lotus Flower Track 3 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
We Found Love Track 4 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
It's Just a Matter of Time Track 5 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Snake in a Basket Track 6 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
What If I Never Speed Track 7 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Seville Track 8 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Perfect Track 9 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Hallelujah Track 10 of 10 £3.99 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Supporting Tests £4.49 Add to Cart

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Guitar Grade 1 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
  • Laura Snowden - In My Heart
  • Sia - Titanium
  • Helen Sanderson - Lotus Flower
  • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Nick Powlesland - It's Just a Matter of Time
  • Gary Ryan - Snake in a Basket
  • John Dowland - What If I Never Speed
  • Peter Nutall - Seville
  • Ed Sheeran - Perfect
  • Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

There is no errata for this book.