Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 3

The Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 3 book features eight top-class rock tracks for you to choose from for your Guitar Grade 3 exam. Master challenging tunes from the likes of Oasis, Van Halen and Metallica using the accompanying Fact Files, walkthroughs and backing tracks.

Key Features 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.

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.

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Guitar Grade 3 features:

  • Eight iconic rock tracks
  • Standard Guitar Notation
  • Choose three pieces from Rockschool Classics to play in your Grade Exam or five to play in you Performance Certificate
  • Fact Files: band and artist background info, with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online

Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 3 repertoire:

  • Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Hey Joe"
  • Oasis - "Cigarettes And Alcohol"
  • Van Halen - "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
  • The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"
  • Razorlight - "Golden Touch"
  • Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
  • Metallica - "Wherever I May Roam"
Media Sheet Music, Downloads
Arrangement Guitar (GTR)
Catalogue # RSK200071
ISBN 978-1-78936-007-3
Pages 29-32
Steady, As She Goes - In bars 32 and 36 the rhythm of beats 1 & 2 has been changed from four eighth-note chords, to two quarter-note chords (i.e. maintaining the rhythm set in the bars that immediately precede them). (Updated 4 Feb 2021)

Pages 13-16
Golden Touch - The repeat signs around bars 29–32 (p.15) have been removed to match the audio. (Updated 30 July 2015)