Acoustic Guitar Grade 3

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 3 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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Take On The World Track 1 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
The Man Who Sold The World Track 2 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Weather With You Track 3 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Landslide Track 4 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Wild Wood Track 5 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
High Horse 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 3 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
  • You Me At Six - Take On The World
  • David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
  • Crowded House - Weather With You
  • Dixie Chicks - Landslide
  • Paul Weller - Wild Wood
  • Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
Pages 50
Technical Exercises – Sight Reading - In the list of specifications, the "Compass:" has been changed to "Open/First/Second position". (13 November 2019)

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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