Acoustic Guitar Grade 2

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 2 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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Shallow Track 1 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Track 2 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
Let Her Go Track 3 of 6 £3.39 Add to Cart
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Guitar Grade 2 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
  • Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga -Shallow
  • Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  • Passenger - Let Her Go
  • KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World
  • Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
  • R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
Page 29-34
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay - Bars 16-18 have been updated. (Updated 15 May 2020)"
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Page 44
Technical Exercises - Group B - Text added: "The tempo for this group is [quarter note] = 80 bpm. (Updated 15 May 2020)"

Page 12
The A Team - The strumming in bar 5 has been updated
See file: RSK200022_Acoustic_Grade2_p12_03May2016.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 15 May 2016)
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Page 24 - 27
Sittin' On The Dock (Of The Bay) - Some structural changes have been made to Sittin' On The Dock (Of The Bay) to match last minute changes to the tune made in the studio. The initial release of the book can be amended as follows:
1. Add an opening repeat to the start of bar 5
2. Delete the segno (sign) from bar 5
3. Delete the instruction D.S. al Fine in bar 44
(Updated 3 March 2016)
Page 40
Technical Exercises, Group B, No.9 (p.40) - The audio has been updated to reflect the time signature (Updated 26 October 2017)
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Pages 17 - 22
Lover, You Should've Come Over - In bar 42 of the second (lower) guitar part (p.21), the rhythm of the first two chords has been changed to an eighth note followed by a quarter note. (Updated 05 March 2018).
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