Guitar Grade 6

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Your Grade 6 exam will earn you UCAS points towards future university applications, and the Guitar Grade 6 book focuses on the advanced material in the syllabus, teaching you everything you'll need to pass.

What you'll learn at Grade 6

  • Natural and pinched harmonics, two-handed tapping
  • All five shapes of the Minor Pentatonic scale. Dorian mode, Major 7th, Minor 7th and Dominant 7th arpeggios and chords
  • Stylistic study
  • Session work

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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Complete Digital Book + E-Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and E-Book (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £19.99 Add to Cart
Electric Guitar Grade 6 | Hardcopy (UK Only) £21.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £17.99 Add to Cart
Cramp Your Style Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
If I Ain't Got You (Live) Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
The Real Thing/The Way (Live) Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Fell On Black Days Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
I Wanna be Your Lover Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Crossroads Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Mohair Mountain Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Striped Shirt Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
That Sounds Like Noise Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Blue Espresso Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Cranial Contraption Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
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Guitar Grade 6 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
  • Breakestra - Cramp Your Style
  • Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
  • Jill Scott - The Real Thing/The Way
  • Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days
  • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Cream - Crossroads
  • 6 Rockschool Originals
Pages 27-32
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Bar 18 (p.29): The tablature number for the final note of beat 1 has been changed to 4 on the 3rd (G) string.
Bar 31 (p.31): The open 4th string (D) notes in the tablature have been removed. (Updated 15 July 2020)
Pages 67-72
Favela - Bars 19 & 23 (p.69): The rhythm in beat 1 has been changed to eighth note, eighth note. The pitches and tablature are unchanged.
Bars 59 & 63 (p.71): The rhythm in beat 1 has been changed to eighth note, eighth note. The pitches and tablature are unchanged. (Updated 15 July 2020)
Pages 5-8
Cramp Your Style - Bar 2: Tablature clarified – slur extent shortened to match notation. (Updated 15 July 2020)
Pages 33-38
Crossroads - Bar 40: Tablature clarified
Bar 48: Tablature clarified to reflect surrounding bars
Bar 50: Notation and tablature clarified to reflect audio. (Updated 14 July 2020)
Pages 9-14
If I Ain’t Got You - Updates to bars 15, 17-24, 34, 35, 37 and 38, so to reflect audio. (Updated 14 July 2020)

Page 40
Technical Exercises – Group C: Arpeggios - The example shown for the minor 7 arpeggio has been changed to C minor 7. See file: RSK051207_Guitar_G6_p40_08Nov2012.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 8 November 2012)
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  • By Sasha on 26 May 2019
    5.00 out of 5

    For my son’s grade 6 exam. Arrived quickly.

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  • By Gails on 14 December 2018
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived on time needed for a grade 6 exam recommend by the music teacher it as everything we need to practice for.

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  • By S. Jones on 26 October 2018
    5.00 out of 5

    I teach and play live, and actually only bought the Grade 6 book because one of my students was studying it - and I realised I couldn't just 'sight read' it straight off! It has some extended techniques like finger tapping, and pinched harmonics - which I'd never used before, but were fun to learn and execute - although I found them quite tricky...A good selection of 'real' songs, including some from my youth like 'Crossroads' - which were coherently portrayed in tab and dots. I feel that young (and old!) people's guitar playing has been vastly improved by quality teaching products like the Rockschool series. Looking forward to Grade 7...

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