Acoustic Guitar Grade 1

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The benchmark syllabus for all aspiring acoustic guitarists.

The Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 book contains everything you need to pass your Grade 1 exam in one essential book, featuring a truly diverse range of contemporary repertoire from some of the world’s most iconic artists, including Adele, The Beatles and Tom Petty.

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Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.99 Add to Cart
Beautiful Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Unforgiven Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Stella By Starlight Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Let It Be Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Someone Like You Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Free Fallin' Track 6 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
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Guitar Grade 1 features:

  • Pieces from the worlds of Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Acoustic Specialists
  • Professional backing tracks for both pieces and supporting tests
  • Duet arrangement available at every grade
  • Fact files and technical guidance


  • Ear Tests
  • Technical Exercises
  • Sight Reading and Improvisation examples
  • General Musicianship Questions
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • Metallica - The Unforgiven
  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
  • Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
  • Ray Charles - Stella By Starlight
Page 9
The Unforgiven - The C chord in bar 22 has been changed to a standard open C chord, identical to that in bar 20. (Updated 3 May 2016)
Page 29
Free Fallin - Repeat marks have been added around bars 35 to 38 to match the audio. (Updated 9 March 2016)
Page 32-33
Technical Exercises - The following two scales were incorrect and have been updated:
1. C harmonic minor scale | Ascending first
2. C harmonic minor scale | Descending first
See files: RSK200021_Acoustic_Grade1_p32_9Mar2016.pdf and RSK200021_Acoustic_Grade1_p33_9Mar2016.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 9 March 2016)
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