Guitar Grade 4

You'll need the Guitar Grade 4 book to master the more sophisticated techniques introduced at this level, which include wider stretches, scales in different fingering positions and more.

What you'll learn at Grade 4

  • Wide stretches, Double stop fills, string bends
  • Major and Natural Minor. Major and Minor Pentatonic scales. Blues scales in two fingering positions, Major, Minor and Dominant 7th arpeggios and chords
  • Playback and performance skills

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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.

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.

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Guitar Grade 4 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
  • Bruno Mars - Treasure
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
  • James Brown - My Thang
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - I Need You
  • John Legend and The Roots - Our Generation
  • B B King - The Thrill is Gone
  • 6 Rockschool Originals
Pages 14-16
My Thang - p.15, Section B bars 17-20: The notation for these bars has been updated. The lowest notes of the triads marked F minor 7 have been moved from F on the 10th fret down to Eb on the 8th fret.
Page 61
General Musicianship Questions - The following text has been removed: "The scale question at the end of the list of subjects is mandatory." (Updated 30 July 2020)
I Need You - The key of this piece has been changed from A major to A minor. This only affects the way the piece is presented in the score, not how it is played. (Updated 30 July 2020)
Pages 25–28
The Thrill Is Gone - Updates have been made to this piece in the following bars: 3, 7–10, 26, 29, 35. An updated PDF is available for download. (Updated 30 July 2020)
Pages 17–20
I Need You - Updates have been made to this piece in the following bars: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 21, 24, 28, 31, 32. An updated PDF is available for download. (Updated 30 July 2020)

Page 32
Technical Exercises - Group C: Chords - The major 7 chord example (p.32) has been updated to show an Bmaj7 chord. See file: RSK051205_Guitar_G4_p32_05Dec2013.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 5 December 2013)
How do I download the updated audio?
Page 32
Technical Exercises – Group C: Chords - The dominant 7 chord example (p.32) has been updated. See file: RSK051205_Guitar_G4_p32_05Dec2013.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 5 December 2013)
How do I download the updated audio?

Learn more about the Guitar Grade 4 syllabus