Acoustic Guitar Grade 3

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The benchmark syllabus for all aspiring acoustic guitarists.

The Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade 3 book contains everything you need to pass your Grade 3 exam in one essential book, featuring a truly diverse range of contemporary repertoire from some of the world’s most iconic artists, including Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.

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Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.99 Add to Cart
Thinking Out Loud Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Everything Has Changed Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Best Of You Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
When You Say Nothing At All Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Bless The Broken Road Track 6 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Guitar Grade 3 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
  • Foo Fighters - Best Of You
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
  • Alison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All
  • Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed
  • Rascal Flatts - Bless The Broken Road
Pages 7-10
Thinking Out Loud - An opening repeat mark has been added to bar 1 to make it more explicit that that the music repeats from the start after playing the first time ending. (Updated 9 March 2016)
Page 7-10
Thinking Out Loud - The final note of bar 35 (p.9) has been moved to the 9th fret on the 3rd string, as a hammer on from the previous note. The bend at the beginning of bar 36 (p.9) has been changed to a hammer on and the walkthrough text adjusted to match. This is easier on most acoustic guitars and makes for a more idiomatic acoustic guitar solo. (Updated 29 March 2018)
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Page 11-14
Everything Has Changed - The rhythm in bar 14 has been changed as follows:
Beat 1: tied 8th-note, 8th note
Beat 2: 16th note, dotted 8th-note
Beat 3: 8th-note rest, two 16th-notes
Beat 4: 16th note, dotted 8th-note (Updated 29 March 2018)
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Page 42
Technical Exercises, Group B, No.5 (p.42) - The audio has been updated to reflect the time signature. (Updated 26 October 2017)
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Page 43
Technical Exercises – Group C: Chord Voicings - In example 2, the lowest note of the final chord should be played on the 5th string at the 3rd fret. (Updated 13 October 2016)
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  • By Emma Stark on 4 May 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    My 9 year old daughter has been working through the normal Rock School books. It's great that she can now make good progress through the books with songs that we both recognize (makes listening to the practice a lot easier!)

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  • By jim ashcroft on 10 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Great contemporary tunes and as always great backing tracks

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  • By THOMAS COLLINS on 7 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5


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