Electric Guitar

The Benchmark for Electric Guitarists

Whether you’re taking your first steps on guitar or moving into further/higher education, a Rockschool Guitar Grade will not only improve your playing ability, but expand your technical proficiency and give you a solid grasp of music theory – all whilst learning some of the most iconic tracks from the world of popular music.

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Why Rockschool Electric Guitar?

Hand-Picked Popular Repertoire

For Electric Guitar we've hand-picked tunes from some of the world's biggest artists across a diverse range of genres to provide students with an expansive song choice to use in their exam and for their own enjoyment.

Band Exams

Rockschool Band Exams are available at Grades 3, 5 and 8. This exam allows Electric Guitar, Bass and Drums candidates to perform together in a controlled environment, assessing their ability to play as an ensemble as well as solo instrumentalists.

UCAS Points

Rockschool Electric Guitar Grades carry huge rewards. For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can enhance your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8.

Unrivalled Industry Relevance

As with every Rockschool syllabus, Electric Guitar combines unrivaled industry relevance with academic credibility, giving students a wealth of technical, stylistic and theoretical knowledge that’s second to none.

Free Choice Pieces

In addition to the 6 pieces on offer in each of our grade books, students are also able to choose two Free Choice Pieces for their exam. The criteria for each grade can be found on our website.

Digital Downloads

Instantly download your Electric Guitar book, individual tracks or supporting tests. The RSL shop allows student and instructor to use their favourite Rockschool titles on their desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Guitar Syllabus

Get a copy of the Premiere syllabus:

Guitar Syllabus (92KB, .pdf)

Get a copy of the Debut - Grade 8 syllabus:

 

Guitar Syllabus (1.3MB, .pdf)

Find a centre

We have exam centres all across the UK and in 38 other countries around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.

Find a teacher

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Dates & Fees

Next exam period:

23 October 18 - 15 December 18

Next Closing Date

15 January 19

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Exam Fee

£34.00 - £92.00

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