Guitar Grade 1

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The Guitar Grade 1 book contains everything you need to sit your Grade 1 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 Grade 1

  • Doublestops, staccato notes, accents and slides
  • Major and minor scales. Minor pentatonic scales and chords
  • Playback skills

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

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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.99 Add to Cart
Get off Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Umbra Bella Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Just Don't Know Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Krauss Country Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
ICAUFO Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
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Guitar Grade 1 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
Media Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement Guitar (GTR)
Series Rockschool Guitar 2012
Catalogue # RSK051202
ISBN 9781908920010
Page 34
Ear Test 1: there should be no double bar line between bars 1 and 2.

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.

  • By Queenie on 14 May 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived quickly and was as described, brand new. Have now bought the Grade 2 book. Happy

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  • By Bill Fulcher on 27 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Very good informative helped no end

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  • By judith on 17 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Very quick delivery.i have two grandsons studying both like the cd

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  • By Amazon Customer on 10 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Great series. Recommended

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  • By MRS C SHEPHERD on 5 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent.

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  • By Eddie E on 21 January 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Great book

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  • By RUTH DIPPLE on 16 January 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    arrived quickly, exactly as described

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  • By Beata on 28 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    easy understand

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  • By tracey on 19 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    I bought this for my daughter who is going to start her guitar grading. This book was recommended by her teacher. She thoroughly enjoys learning from it

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  • By Mrs. N. Kay on 9 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Just what my grandson needed for school

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  • By Ken Day on 17 November 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    I am still working my way through this and cannot give a proper review but what I have done so far I am more than happy with this book and the accompanying CD.

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  • By Amazon Customer on 15 November 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Nothing wrong with it really

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  • By Greta on 4 November 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great!Just what my son needed!

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  • By mrdtrotter on 23 September 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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  • By Jenna Dowd on 17 September 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived quickly which was great as needed it to replace a lost book before a guitar lesson!

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  • By sarah cawthorne on 18 August 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Is this for acoustic as well as electric ?

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  • By roguedriver on 26 July 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    My daughters guitar teacher recommended this music book so we bought one. After several months my daughter was ready to consider doing her electric guitar grade one exam. Her music teacher explained that registering for the exam was done online by us. My 14 year old created an account on the Rock school website ( very straight forward ) and was given a choice of places locally where she could sit the exam and dates convenient to us. We chose the Norwich venue which was perfect. A month later she received the confirmation of date for her exam which was two weeks later. She passed, result. All in all we can find no fault with this system, it worked really well for my daughter...

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    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent and arrived swiftly.

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    5.00 out of 5

    very good saler

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    5.00 out of 5

    Great item, fast delivery. A*

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  • By norma on 27 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Has been a great help......... not put it down

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  • By ugur karakaya on 25 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    This is a great book for students who are playing guitar for 6-12 months. The student should know all basic open position chords, power chords and should also be able to play basic syncopated melodies. A great learning tool for aspiring guitar players.

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  • By Melanie ramsorrun on 22 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    my son uses it all the time

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  • By F E Holden on 18 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    good item. my son needed for school and suited our requirements perfectly.

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  • By alison wright on 14 February 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived on date specified. Book was excellent .

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  • By Neelam Ghosh on 19 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Really pleased with the book (recommended by son's guitar teacher), price and very prompt delivery before Christmas. Thanks !

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  • By JP on 13 January 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    purchased for sons guitar lessons, great book

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  • By J A COLE on 10 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    As described

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  • By Dave Martin on 2 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great price, quick delivery, arrived safely. Thanks.

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  • By Peter on 21 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By E. Pearson on 17 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    All good. Slightly reduced price :o)

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  • By DaisyN on 13 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    A good book

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  • By Holly7stars on 22 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent book my boy is working his way through it with his teacher. Having the backing tracks really helps too.

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  • By Jacqueline Gwillim on 4 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By DanielPCbuilder on 18 October 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    This book was recommended by my daughters school, she uses it in conjunction with YouTube videos.

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  • By Joanna Bradford on 16 October 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    great book, good price

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  • By diana on 29 September 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great.

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  • By Viv on 16 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    My son passed with flying colours thanks in no part to this book, thank you.

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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

    imusic was okay

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  • By Mrs. J. D. Pulley on 18 June 2014
    3.00 out of 5

    This arrived on time. My son is learning guitar and this was recommended by his guitar teacher. He has been practising more with this book.

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  • By Mr D Goodwin on 4 February 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Fast delivery. Great product. Am working with my guitar teacher to do my grades and the book and cd gives me all the support i need.

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  • By Shambok on 27 January 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    Bought this as our son is learning the guitar, and he was advised to get this book. it is easy too understand and he enjoys using it to learn the guitar

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  • By Steve Hoole on 6 December 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Bought for my 11 year old son who's guitar teacher recommended it. It has been very good and he uses it every week. Great service from the supplier.

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  • By Kevin Toland on 26 November 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    It was a gift for someone studying music and learning the guitar , I can only say they were happy with it.

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    5.00 out of 5

    bought for son to progress in his learning of the guitar,he,s happy with it has it was what he needed.

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    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 JB on 22 August 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My ten year old is already having acoustic lessons and decided he'd like to learn the electric guitar too. This is the first book I've bought, and so far so good. The pieces are written out in both notation and tab form - so what looks complicated in notation often turns out to be much simpler when you look at the tab - this is a great encouragement. Amp settings are discussed, improvisation is introduced and there's a section on power chords. This is designed to accompany grades, but even though he won't be doing those this tutor is still proving to be very useful as an introductory guide.

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  • By Mr. H. S. Evans on 19 July 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    brought this for my son he was over the moon. great book for beginners. and advanced students. my son loves this book

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  • By MR D WILLIAMS on 10 July 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    You'll be a guitar god before you know it!! I'm so glad I came across these books. Already worked my way through debut and now half way through grade 1. The great thing about them, apart from the backing tracks, is the many different styles of playing the books cover. You get the feeling someone has taken a long time to decide which pieces go into the book. I can highly recommend them. P.s plenty of videos on YouTube of people playing all the tracks from all the grades which is great for visual reference.

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  • By susan gee on 14 June 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My daughter needed this book for guitar and has found it very handy, and has learned lots of chords. Its good quality.

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  • By cherryhawk101 on 23 May 2013
    4.00 out of 5

    The book arrived on time, unused and had the cd of music attached. It is value for money and has been a useful tool in learning the guitar.

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  • By JacquiJ on 19 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    I bought the first book and having mastered most of it was keen to move on. I liked the first book and this was recommended by my guitar tutor, if you liked the first book then I think you would like this one too.

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  • By O. Moghraby on 8 May 2013
    4.00 out of 5

    my daughter likes it. got a neat cd with it to play along to. basic enough and does the trick.

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  • By Colin Telford on 14 April 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    this is a great book and i would recommend to everyone who plays, i have learned lots from this and plan to buy the rest

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  • By Freddy Freeloader on 6 April 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Was recommended to get this by my son's guitar teacher. Arrived on time and essential for my son's guitar lessons. My son is thoroughly engaged with guitar practice and lessons. What's not to like?!

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  • By venkat puppala on 19 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    my boy likes it very well and playing all list, the CD has full mix and backing track which is very useful for a learner.

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  • By tim jackson on 9 February 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Great product for my daughter who is doing her grade 1 exam and comes with a cd with backing tracks and where you can play along with the person on the cd. I highly recommend this product

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  • By Jennywren on 17 January 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    I wish there'd been Rockschool when I was a kid. My sons love Rockschool. They don't play classical instruments, but Rock exams mean they can still get their exam grades, which have the same weight as the classical grades. I played the piano when I was a kid and struggled through loads of classical pieces which I hated, I would have loved the chance to play chart songs along to a CD and feel like I was part of an actual band. We've never had a problem with exam dates or location, we just fill in the dates we can't do and have never had to change a date. My boys play two different instruments at wildly different grades, but there are enough choices of pieces to suit them both, and at least they (and I) am spared hours of struggling with Fur Elise!

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  • By Callum on 4 January 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    It is nice and helps for me to learn to play the guitar as it is a good book which teaches me well.

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  • By David A. Mckittrick on 15 November 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    Perfect for a beginner. Includes a backing disc which adds a little extra interest. If you are doing grades you will need this.

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  • By Momto2 on 13 November 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    I love it!! Easy to follow for beginners. I bought it for my 9 years old son and we use it together. Highly recommend

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