Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 3

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The Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 3 book features eight top-class rock tracks for you to choose from for your Guitar Grade 3 exam. Master challenging tunes from the likes of Oasis, Van Halen and Metallica using the accompanying Fact Files, walkthroughs and backing tracks.

Key Features 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
  • List
    • Eight iconic rock tracks
    • Standard Guitar Notation
    • Choose three pieces from Rockschool Classics to play in your Grade Exam or five to play in you Performance Certificate
    • Fact Files: band and artist background info, with recommended listening
    • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
    • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
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    • Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
    • Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Hey Joe"
    • Oasis - "Cigarettes And Alcohol"
    • Van Halen - "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
    • The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"
    • Razorlight - "Golden Touch"
    • Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
    • Metallica - "Wherever I May Roam"
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    There are no supporting tests in this book.

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    Pages 29-32 'Steady, As She Goes' In bars 56, 58 and 59, the third quaver-note (D) has been changed to a C# (2nd string, 2nd fret). (Updated 10 Nov 2022)

    Pages 29-32

    Steady, As She Goes

    In bars 32 and 36 the rhythm of beats 1 & 2 has been changed from four eighth-note chords, to two quarter-note chords (i.e. maintaining the rhythm set in the bars that immediately precede them). (Updated 4 Feb 2021)

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    Learn more about the Electric Guitar Syllabus


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Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

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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