Acoustic Guitar Grade 6

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The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary Acoustic Guitarist. This book will provide you with everything you need for your Acoustic Guitar Grade 6 exam, including a diverse range of repertoire, a truly innovative range of supporting tests and a vast array of professionally recorded backing tracks and audio examples.

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  • Ain't Misbehavin' Track 1 of 6
  • Heartbeats Track 2 of 6
  • Kiss From A Rose Track 3 of 6
  • More Than Words Track 4 of 6
  • River Man Track 5 of 6
  • Shape Of My Heart Track 6 of 6
  • Supporting Tests
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    • Six 'hit tune' arrangements covering a range of contemporary styles
    • Professional backing tracks for pieces and supporting tests
    • Downloadable audio
    • Fact Files and Walkthroughs


    • Technical Exercises
    • Quick Study Piece
    • Ear Tests
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    • Nick Drake - River Man
    • Extreme - More Than Words
    • José González - Heartbeats
    • Seal - Kiss From A Rose
    • Sting - Shape Of My Heart
    • Fats Waller - Ain ́t Misbehavin'
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Modes
    • Group C - Arpeggios
    • Group D - Chords
    • Group E - Stylistic studies

    Unseen Tests

    • Quick Study Piece
    • Ear Tests (Test 1: Melodic Recall, Test 2: Harmonic Recall)
    • General Musicianship Questions
  • Tick

    Pages 31-36

    'Shape Of My Heart' The rhythms in the final bar have been changed to half note with fermata (F#m chord), two eighth-notes (harmonics), quarter note with fermata (final harmonic). (Updated 04 Oct 2022)

    Pages 27-30 'Kiss From A Rose' In bar 47, the tablature for the E note on beat 3 has been updated to the 9th fret on the 3rd (G) string. (Updated 04 October 2022)

    The C natural on beat 1 of bar 41 has had its tablature number updated to fret 5. (Updated 04 October 2022)

    Pages 21-26

    'Heartbeats' The forward facing repeat in bar 23 has been removed. (Updated 04 October 2022)

    Page 21-26


    In bars 1 and 2 (p. 22), 9th fret TAB notes on the F# string have been corrected to 3rd fret, so to correctly mirror the treble clef notation. The treble clef notation remains unchanged. (Updated 29 June 2020)

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Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

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Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

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