Guitar Grade 8

The Guitar Grade 8 book is a vital aid to mastering the pro-level material in your exam. Earn those UCAS points and become a pro-level musician by working through the sophisticated techniques and theory in its pages.

What you'll learn at Grade 8

  • Time signature changes, 16th-note triplets, fingerpicked chords
  • Whole Tone, Diminished, Altered scales, Dominant 7♯5, Dominant 7♭5, Dominant 7♯9, Dominant 7♭9 arpeggios and chords, Diminished arpeggios and Stylistic Study
  • Session work

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The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. Learn more about your purchasing options.

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Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £15.99 Add to Cart
Native Sons Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Die To Live Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Kid Charlemagne Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Spanish Joint Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Cry Me A River (Live iTunes Festival 2013) Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Country Boy Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
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Mind The Gaps Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Lead Sheet Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Freightshaker Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Nosso Samba Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
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Guitar Grade 8 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
  • Snarky Puppy - Native Sons
  • Steve Vai - Die to Live
  • Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
  • D'Angelo - Spanish Joint
  • Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
  • Albert Lee - Country Boy
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


Pages 29-34
Nosso Samba - The chords in bars 1, 9, 13–16, 25–28 and 113 have been updated. See file: RSK051209_Guitar_G8_NossoSamba_25Nov2015.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 25 November 2015)
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