Electric Guitar Grade 6

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Your Grade 6 exam will earn you UCAS points towards future university applications, and the Guitar Grade 6 book focuses on the advanced material in the syllabus, teaching you everything you'll need to pass.

What you'll learn at Grade 6

  • Natural and pinched harmonics, two-handed tapping
  • All five shapes of the Minor Pentatonic scale. Dorian mode, Major 7th, Minor 7th and Dominant 7th arpeggios and chords
  • Stylistic study
  • Session work

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  • Blue Espresso Track 1 of 12
  • Cramp Your Style Track 2 of 12
  • Cranial Contraption Track 3 of 12
  • Crossroads Track 4 of 12
  • Favela Track 5 of 12
  • Fell On Black Days Track 6 of 12
  • I Wanna be Your Lover Track 7 of 12
  • If I Ain't Got You (Live) Track 8 of 12
  • Mohair Mountain Track 9 of 12
  • Striped Shirt Track 10 of 12
  • That Sounds Like Noise Track 11 of 12
  • The Real Thing/The Way (Live) Track 12 of 12
  • Supporting Tests
  • List
    • 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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    • Breakestra - Cramp Your Style
    • Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
    • Jill Scott - The Real Thing/The Way
    • Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days
    • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
    • Cream - Crossroads
    • 6 Rockschool Originals
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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
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    Pages 15–20

    The Real Thing/The Way (Live) The final grace note of bar 37 has been changed from Gb, up a tone, to Ab, and its tab number has been changed from 11 to 13. (Updated 14 July 2022)

    Page 76

    Technical Exercises – Group E: Stylistic Studies In the funk stylistic study (no. 2) staccato dots have been added to the first four chords (quavers / eighth notes). (Updated 14 July 2022)

    Pages 27-32

    I Wanna Be Your Lover

    Bar 18 (p.29): The tablature number for the final note of beat 1 has been changed to 4 on the 3rd (G) string.

    Bar 31 (p.31): The open 4th string (D) notes in the tablature have been removed. (Updated 15 July 2020)

    Pages 67-72


    Bars 19 & 23 (p.69): The rhythm in beat 1 has been changed to eighth note, eighth note. The pitches and tablature are unchanged.

    Bars 59 & 63 (p.71): The rhythm in beat 1 has been changed to eighth note, eighth note. The pitches and tablature are unchanged. (Updated 15 July 2020)

    Pages 5-8

    Cramp Your Style

    Bar 2: Tablature clarified – slur extent shortened to match notation. (Updated 15 July 2020)

    Pages 33-38


    Bar 40: Tablature clarified

    Bar 48: Tablature clarified to reflect surrounding bars

    Bar 50: Notation and tablature clarified to reflect audio. (Updated 14 July 2020)

    Pages 9-14

    If I Ain’t Got You

    Updates to bars 15, 17-24, 34, 35, 37 and 38, so to reflect audio. (Updated 14 July 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.

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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.

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