Guitar Grade 3

The Guitar Grade 3 book is the go-to guide for all the theory and info you'll need to pass your Grade 3 exam, focusing in-depth on pedal tones, bends, arpeggios, scales and other expressive guitar techniques.

What you'll learn at Grade 3

  • Open-string pedal tones, bends, pre-bends, cross picking
  • Major and Natural Minor scales. Major and Minor Pentatonic scales, Blues scales
  • Major and minor arpeggios, barre chords
  • Playback and performance skills

Purchase Options

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

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

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £14.99 Add to Cart
Smells Like Teen Spirit Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Proud Mary Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
I Knew You Were Trouble Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Thinking Out Loud Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Summer Of '69 Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Overrated Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Old Bones Blues Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Indecisive Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Maiden Voyage Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rasta Monkey Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Fallout 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 3 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
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
  • Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
  • Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


Pages 21-24
Rasta Monkey - Bar 7 (p.22) has been updated to address missing tablature. See file: RSK051204_Guitar_G3_p22_19Feb2013.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 19 February 2013)
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