Guitar Technical Handbook

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Brush up on every riff, scale and arpeggio you'll need to know to pass all of your Grade Exams (Grades Debut–8) with the 2012–2018 Guitar Technical Handbook. An audio CD of examples is included with the book.

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The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. 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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The Guitar Technical Handbook features examples from the following tests:

  • Grade-by-grade overview: what's new at each grade and the technical work required
  • Grade-by-grade ordering: every key, starting note and fingering pattern
  • Three Stylistic Study examples (Grades 6–8): comprehensive examples from metal to Latin
  • Frequently Asked Questions section: FAQs that you might find useful before your exam
Media Book
Catalogue # RSK111204
ISBN 9781908920317
Page 8
Debut: The C Major Scale - The C major scale (first scale on p.8) is incorrectly labelled "E major" and has been corrected to "C major". (Updated 20 December 2017)

For the 2012-2018 Syllabus, we've combined 20 years of experience in rock and pop music education with some of the most sought-after session musicians to ensure our tunes are the most authentic on offer. We've listened to all your suggestions, critiques and improvements to compile our best syllabus yet.

  • By Mrs Elaine doherty on 23 September 2014
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    thank you very happy

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  • By Mrs. L. A. F. Cemm on 28 February 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    It arrived promptly. It was as I expected it to be and recipient has found it useful and a good addition to improve guitar skills

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