Guitar Debut

4.74 out of 5

The Guitar Debut book contains everything you need to sit your Debut exam - in one essential book. It's packed with essential techniques and theory for beginners picking up the fundamentals of guitar.

What you'll learn at Debut

  • Chords, power chords, string crossing and rests
  • Major and Minor Pentatonic scales, chords and riff playing
  • Playback skills

Purchase Options

The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. Learn more about your purchasing options.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.99 Add to Cart
Another Dime Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
101 Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Beat the Mersey Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Helicopter Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Cashville Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Spike Track 6 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Guitar Debut features:

  • Six Performance Pieces, six styles of rock and pop
  • Fact Files: background information on each style with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: hints and tips on the tricky sections of the Performance Pieces
  • CD with full mixes and backing tracks
  • Introduction to tone: full amp-setting suggestions
  • World-class musicians, top-flight production
  • Plot your stylistic specialism up through the grades

For the 2012-2018 Syllabus, we've combined 20 years of experience in rock and pop music education with some of the most sought-after session musicians to ensure our tunes are the most authentic on offer. We've listened to all your suggestions, critiques and improvements to compile our best syllabus yet.

Media Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement Guitar (GTR)
Series Rockschool Guitar 2012
Catalogue # RSK051201
ISBN 9781908920003

There is no errata for this book.

  • By Amazon Customer on 26 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Very pleased with book. This will help son learn guitar better.

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  • By P. R. CRIPPS. on 25 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent. Product as described, delivered on time and well packaged

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  • By Amazon Customer on 18 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Good book worth the money

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  • By It is so rubish My best os 1000 on 9 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By Mrs Victoria E Adams on 4 February 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    as described, arrived quickly

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  • By Amazon Customer on 25 January 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    Great book would recommend to someone with a bit of guitar experience,

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  • By Mel on 8 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Nice

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  • By tracy ormston on 12 November 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Brilliant value for money

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  • By Amazon Customer on 27 October 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    This item didn't just meet my expectations, it passed it by far as it had both Tab and Standard Notation.

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  • By MK on 28 September 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    Good price and good buy. Will buy again!

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  • By mrdtrotter on 23 September 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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  • By Kanishka Samarasinghe on 20 September 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    a very good product and delivered within the time suggested.

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  • By Fiona on 12 August 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    easy to follow

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  • By c on 9 July 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived quick and good quality

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  • By j garfield on 9 June 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Good

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  • By Nicky on 9 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great book, easy to follow and great for getting timing issues sorted.

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  • By saiju panicker on 30 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Very good

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  • By clare on 25 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great item fast delivery

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  • By F E Holden on 22 April 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    This was for my son for lessons in school as advised by his teacher.

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  • By maria pitlovits on 5 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Year 4 son needed this to continue his guitar studies at school. He loves it. Delivery was fast and the cd at the back makes it more interactive for him

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  • By Creative79 on 2 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    A great book for my son who is a beginner. He picked up and was soon learning the first song, a fantastic buy.

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  • By Sam Hellfeld on 14 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By karine on 26 February 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    very good, quick delivery, good value for money.

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  • By Alan Rex on 29 January 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    Good for a beginner which is what it is aimed at but could do with a few more guitar tunes to give it 5 stars.

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  • By Graham Evans on 17 January 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    Good service,as described.

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  • By Helen Tait on 14 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Bought for my daughter for Christmas on the recommendation of her guitar teacher. She is enjoying using it and is I believe an ideal starter book.

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  • By Angela Traynor on 11 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Exactly what I expected. Prompt and speedy delivery, would definitely recommend.

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  • By Amazon Customer on 4 January 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    Excellent book for my daugter

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  • By ROGER DAVIES on 21 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Good book to play from and them take the exam for the early electric guitar player.

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  • By Richard on 15 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    So far I have really enjoyed learning to play using the Rockschool Guitar - Debut. I have learned the first three tracks and the information is clear and the demo and play-along tracks on the CD encourage a higher standard of playing. Having a framework to work in really is helping me and keeping me motivated. I plan to take the associated exam at the next opportunity. I would give this 5 stars but the overall costs (the book and the exams) are a little higher than I would have expected; also there is now an App for Rockschool Guitar and I do not yet know if you have to re-purchase each level to access the material via the App; hopefully this is not the case but I await a response on this. I also have a seven year old grandson that is starting to learn the guitar but I think the materials are too expensive for most young families.

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  • By Petra Gajst on 30 October 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    My daughter loves this book.

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  • By Allan Clarke on 12 October 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Needed for my grand daughter. Just what the grandad ordered!

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  • By Nataliee on 4 October 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    book comes as described

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  • By diana on 29 September 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By ffoxylady on 26 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Purchased for my grandson, delighted.

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  • By EAL on 15 August 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    it's ok

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  • By Miss Komal Rani on 29 July 2014
    3.00 out of 5

    i music was okay

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  • By Rory on 22 June 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    Recommend by music teacher

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  • By Mrs F on 15 June 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Brilliant book for my 11 yr old who has learnt acoustic and now wants to try electric guitar. Very easy to use.

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  • By Pamela Parker on 29 May 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Got this for my teenage daughter who's just started guitar lessons. Easy to follow and fits in with her curriculum

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  • By Mr. Grit on 26 May 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    These are good books, well thought through and backed up with real exams. They are not for new learner guitarists in my opinion.

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  • By Amazon Customer on 5 May 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    I bought this for my daughter who's 11 years old. Her guitar teacher recommended it and she's making good progress.

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  • By DJ on 23 April 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    The accompanying notes are good and helpful. Sometimes the tab and notation are asking for slightly different things

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  • By Mrs S E Horsfield on 2 April 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    A superb book which has really helped my son learn so much more and grown interest in varied music. Excellent

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  • By vkt on 17 February 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    my brother loves playing the guiter and this book teached him many new stuff. i loved it hearing my brother play

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  • By Martin McBride on 30 November 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My Daughter is finding this guitar tutor Book very useful, and easy to follow, it has good diagrammes and helpful tips

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  • By Bukky Olawoyin on 7 September 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    The quality was as expected. It suited the purpose for which we bought it. I would happily recommend this product.

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  • By sumita datta on 3 September 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Good for he price. Nice music. It's good yo practice with the cd provided. It also has the practice jam which is good.

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  • By Mrs. E. A. Vidler on 24 July 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My son needed this for his school guitar lessons, he says it is good. It came quickly so that was good.

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  • By Brenda on 21 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    I bought this for my son as it was recommended by his tutor. It is very good for beginners. It comes with CD which is helpful to hear the tunes and practice

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  • By JacquiJ on 19 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    I was recommended this by my guitar tutor and have been working through it and in conjunction with my lessons it has really helped me improve.

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  • By Mr. J. A. Falconer on 18 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Bought to help me improve my guitar playing. Recommended by my teacher. Has been very useful so far still a long way to go.

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  • By JessB on 18 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Great value for money, prompt delivery and excellent condition. I would recommend to anyone looking to buy the book. I will definitely be buying again.

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  • By nancy nelson on 26 April 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    my child says it is just ok..... but then maybe its a bit too old skool for her age group

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  • By weedes on 25 February 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    got this book for my grandson who is learning to play the guitar and it was recommended to him. he said it is very useful. des

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  • By cupcake100 on 18 February 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This books comes with a free backing CD which is really helping my son understand the timing of the music.

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  • By Sara on 12 February 2013
    4.00 out of 5

    Arrived quickly, my daughter seems to be getting on ok with her new book. Early days but I'm sure she will work through it.

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  • By John Norbury on 25 January 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    First rate product with first rate service, because of the CD this is a great help for a beginer of acoustic or electric

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  • By claireabell73 on 16 December 2012
    4.00 out of 5

    This book is brilliant for beginners of an electric guitar, my son has found it very good in helping him to improve on his basic skills and it is useful.

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  • By AndyL on 19 October 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    I have this book. I have been playing for a while following a Charanga Guitar Training PC Program but wanted something else to play as well. I struggle to play TAB for most proper songs so wanted something I could work towards fairly easily (I can play basic RIFFs and power chords but I am not particularly fast or fluent). These were spot on for that and I am enjoying playing along to them. They are NOT copies of other artists music but do copy some of the basic styles and have quite a bit of teaching material in too.

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  • By KellyJH on 10 August 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    Great book for a beginners guide to guitar- would recommend this to people starting out learning either at home or school

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