Electric Guitar Grade 3

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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

Electric Guitar Grade 3 Package: Book + Exam


Electric 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 G...
Graded Music Exam Grade 3

Graded Music Exam: Grade 3

All Instruments - General guidance: Graded Music Exams Overview - How to book an exam UK / Republ...

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  • (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Track 1 of 12
  • Fallout Track 2 of 12
  • I Knew You Were Trouble Track 3 of 12
  • Indecisive Track 4 of 12
  • Maiden Voyage Track 5 of 12
  • Old Bones Blues Track 6 of 12
  • Overrated Track 7 of 12
  • Proud Mary Track 8 of 12
  • Reggae Island Track 9 of 12
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit Track 10 of 12
  • Summer Of '69 Track 11 of 12
  • Thinking Out Loud Track 12 of 12
  • Supporting Tests
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Arpeggios
    • Group C - Chords
    • Group D - Riff

    Unseen Tests

    • Sight Reading
    • Improvisation & Interpretation
    • Ear Tests (Test 1: Melodic Recall, Test 2: Rhythmic Recall)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    Page 21

    It has come to our attention that the previously used title ‘Rasta Monkey’ does not fit in with our values as an organisation. We would like to apologise for any offence caused through this title, which has now been changed to 'Reggae Island'.

    Pages 17-20

    Thinking Out Loud

    Updates have been made to this piece in the following bars: 6, 7, 25, 26, 30. An update is available for download. (Updated 30 July 2020)

    Pages 5-8

    Smells Like Teen Spirit

    The chordal riff in bars 5–8 has been updated. The final chord of each type (F5, Bb5, Ab5 and Db5) rings on where previously there were rests. This same update also applies each time the same pattern returns (bars 21–24 and again at 37–40). (Updated 28 October 2019)

    Pages 17-20

    Thinking Out Loud

    The triplet-crotchet rhythms in bars 22 and 24 (p.19) have been changed to the following: dotted eighth-note, sixteenth-note tied to an eighth note, eighth note. (Updated 3 December 2019)

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Digital Files

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

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

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.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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