Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 5

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The Rockschool Classics Guitar Grade 5 book presents eight of the world's best rock tunes. From Lynyrd Skynyrd to Velvet Revolver, learn all the technique you'll need to play them in your Guitar Grade 5 exam, using the supplied audio, backing tracks and Fact Files.

Key Features at Grade 5

  • Natural harmonics, playing over changes
  • Major and natural minor scales, major and minor pentatonic scales, Blues scales, all in two positions
  • Major and minor arpeggios over two octaves, chords in three inversions
  • 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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  • music note
    • Joe Satriani - "Surfing With The Alien"
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
    • Steve Vai - "The Crying Machine"
    • Velvet Revolver - "Fall To Pieces"
    • Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
    • Kings Of Leon - "Radioactive"
    • Metallica - "Sad But True"
    • AC/DC - "Back In Black"
  • paper

    There are no supporting tests in this book.

  • Tick

    Pages 21-26 ‘The Pretender’ (pp.21–26) In bar 64 the text indicating the length of the solo has been changed from 'Solo (24 bars)' to 'Solo (16 bars)'. (Updated 02 February 2023)

    Pages 45-50

    'Sweet Home Alabama' In bar 17, the '3' from the second and third time ending has been removed. (Updated 21 October 2022)

  • paper

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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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