Acoustic Guitar Grade 4

The benchmark syllabus for all aspiring acoustic guitarists.

The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary Acoustic Guitarist. This book will provide you with everything you need for your Acoustic Guitar Grade 4, 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.

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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. Learn more about your purchasing options.

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Complete Digital Book + Replay PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and Replay (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £12.74 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.04 Add to Cart
Nothing Else Matters Track 1 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Use Me Track 2 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Ironic Track 3 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Layla Track 4 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Road Trippin' Track 5 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Sweet Home Chicago Track 6 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £3.82 Add to Cart

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Acoustic Guitar Grade 4 features:

  • Six 'hit tune' arrangements covering a range of contemporary styles
  • Professional backing tracks for pieces and supporting tests
  • Downloadable audio
  • Fact Files and Walkthroughs


  • Technical Exercises
  • Sight Reading
  • Improvisation & Interpretation
  • Ear Tests
  • General Musicianship Questions
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Bill Withers - Use Me
  • Alanis Morissette - Ironic
  • Eric Clapton - Layla
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Road Trippin'
  • Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago
Page 48
Technical Exercises – Group B: Arpeggios - Text has been added to this group as follows: "The tempo for this group is (quarter note) = 80 bpm." (Updated 16 September 2019)
Pages 20-25
Ironic - Bar 19 - All D string TAB is amended to '0' open string so to mirror the guitar treble clef.
Bar 31 - Rhythm amendment so to mirror audio performance.
Bar 42 - Beat 1 and 4 TAB amended to mirror guitar treble clef. (Updated 22 October 2019)

Pages 33-40
Layla - Bars 35 & 36 have been updated
See file: RSK200024_Acoustic_G4_p36_03Mar2016.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 3 March 2016)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 41-46
Little Lion Man - Bars 29–32 (p.43) have been updated as follows:
Bars 29 and 30: Open C chord (whole note tied to whole note)
Bar 31: Quarter-note rest followed by C5 chord (5th string root) in the rhythm quarter-note tied to eighth note, quarter note, eighth note.
Bar 32: C5 chord (whole note). (Updated 21 February 2018)
How do I download the updated audio?
Page 47-50
Technical Exercises - The E blues scale has been updated
See file: RSK200024_Acoustic_G4_p47_09Mar2016.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 9 March 2016)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 41-46
Little Lion Man - The tempo has been updated to half note = 139. (Updated 5 April 2018)