Acoustic Guitar Grade 1

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 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.

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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) £11.89 Add to Cart
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Come As You Are Track 1 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Seven Nation Army Track 2 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Titanium Track 3 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Redemption Song Track 4 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Hallelujah Track 5 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Perfect Track 6 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £3.82 Add to Cart

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Guitar Grade 1 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
  • Nirvana - Come As You Are
  • The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  • David Guetta (feat. Sia) - Titanium
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - Redemption Song
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Ed Sheeran - Perfect

There is no errata for this book.

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)
How do I download the updated audio?