Guitar Debut

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The Guitar Debut book contains everything you need to sit your Debut exam - in one essential book. It's packed with essential techniques and theory for beginners picking up the fundamentals of guitar.

What you'll learn at Debut

  • Chords, power chords, string crossing and rests
  • Major and Minor Pentatonic scales, chords and riff playing
  • Playback skills

Purchase Options

The digital download includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. The digital download + E-Book Access additionally includes the access to the E-Book Interactive content. Hardcopy books can currently only be shipped to the UK. Learn more about your purchasing options.

We have published 2 versions of this edition; one version is more USA centric with some American English terms and background information referring billboard chart success rather than the UK charts. Please note that both versions of the book have everything you need for an exam and are both valid editions for when you enter for the assessment.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book + E-Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and E-Book (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £17.99 Add to Cart
Electric Guitar Debut | Hardcopy (UK Only) £19.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £15.99 Add to Cart
Hey Joe Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Ain't No Sunshine Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Stand By Me Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Hello Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Hoochie Coochie Man Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Stay With Me Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Another Dime Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
101 Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Beat The Mersey Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Helicopter Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Cashville Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Spike Track 12 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Guitar Debut features:

  • 6 new arrangements of iconic rock, pop, and contemporary music tracks from classic and contemporary artists & 6 Rockschool Originals
  • The most diverse selection of contemporary music ever seen in a syllabus making the Grades accessible to everyone without precluding any musical tastes
  • Fact Files: band and artist background information with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
  • All the essential music theory and technique you need to pass your exams
  • Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Adele - Hello
  • Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
  • Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.

There is no errata for this book.

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  • By Sarah-Jane Bell on 19 May 2019
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    Fab and love that you can download musical accompaniment

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  • By Amazon Customer on 25 October 2018
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    Just what was needed for my son

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