Guitar Grade 1

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The Guitar Grade 1 book contains everything you need to sit your Grade 1 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 Grade 1

  • Doublestops, staccato notes, accents and slides
  • Major and minor scales. Minor pentatonic scales and chords
  • 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.

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* 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 Grade 1 | 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
Rolling In The Deep Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
The Man Who Can't Be Moved Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
My Girl Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Green Onions Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Dakota Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Basket Case Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Get Off Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Umbra Bella Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Just Don't Know Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Krauss Country Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
ICAUFO Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Fab Stomp 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 Grade 1 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
  • Adele - Rolling In The Deep
  • The Script - The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions
  • Stereophonics - Dakota
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • 6 Rockschool Originals
Pages 5-8
Rolling In The Deep - p.7, bars 17–24: Notation had been added to indicate that palm muting should be used (PM) throughout bars 17–24. (Updated 23 December 2020)

Page 34
Ear Test 1: there should be no double bar line between bars 1 and 2.

Learn more about the Guitar Grade 1 syllabus