The benchmark for all contemporary acoustic guitarists
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The May to July deadline is 1 April
Whether you're taking your first steps on guitar or moving into further or higher education, a Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade will improve your playing ability, expand your technical proficiency and give you a solid grasp of music theory, whilst practising and performing to some of the most iconic tracks from the world of popular music.
New Acoustic Syllabus for 2016
The new Rockschool 2016 Acoustic Guitar Syllabus is out now! Here's what you need to know...
Rockschool 2016 Acoustic Guitar - out now
Hand-Picked Popular Repertoire
For Acoustic Guitar we've hand-picked tunes from some of the world's biggest artists across a diverse range of genres to provide students with an expansive song choice to use in their exam and for their own enjoyment.
Created and Recorded By Top Session Musicians
Acoustic Guitar features some of the top session musicians in the industry who’ve recorded and performed with the likes of Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and many more.
Music is always better when played together. Rockschool Acoustic Guitar features duet arrangements at every grade to enable student and instructor to practice and perform together.
Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grades carry huge rewards. For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can enhance your university application, with up to 75 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8.
Unrivalled Industry Relevance
As with every Rockschool syllabus, Acoustic Guitar combines unrivalled industry relevance with academic credibility, giving students a wealth of technical, stylistic and theoretical knowledge that’s second to none.
Instantly download your acoustic guitar book, individual tracks or supporting tests. The RSL shop allows student and instructor to use their favourite Rockschool titles on their desktop, tablet or smartphone. Learn more.
Acoustic Guitar Syllabus
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Rockschool Acoustic Guitar features some of the most iconic tracks from the biggest selling artists across a diverse range of genres.
The Rockschool Acoustic syllabus scholarship - enrol now!
The Rockschool Acoustic syllabus scholarship will reward, recognise and support outstanding academic achievement throughout the UK and Ireland, targeting the key skills and theoretical understanding that is essential to the development of any aspiring acoustic guitarist.
How will the scholarship winners be chosen?
The Rockschool Acoustic syllabus scholarship will award the first four candidates entered to achieve a Distinction at grades 1, 3, 5 or 8. There will be one scholarship per grade, and to celebrate their achievement, Takamine will be awarding an acoustic guitar to each of the scholarship winners. Winning scholars will also receive their next grade for free, the Grade 8 scholar will gain free entrance onto the Rockschool Level 4 Performance Diploma.
Rockschool's Acoustic Guitar Syllabus has been created by a team of accomplished professional guitarists with diverse backgrounds and abilities whose combined experience has created a curriculum that will enable the student to become thoroughly accomplished in a wide range of techniques and repertoire.Carl Orr - Billy Cobham, George Duke, Ronnie Scott's House Band
What struck me about the tunes which I had the opportunity to contribute to was that they were associated with Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix, two of most influential artists in the history of popular American music.Mike Finnigan - performed with Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart and Tower of Power