Guitar Grade 3

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The Guitar Grade 3 book is the go-to guide for all the theory and info you'll need to pass your Grade 3 exam, focusing in-depth on pedal tones, bends, arpeggios, scales and other expressive guitar techniques.

What you'll learn 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

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
Overrated Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Old Bones Blues Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Indecisive Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Maiden Voyage Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rasta Monkey Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Fallout 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 Grade 3 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 # RSK051204
ISBN 9781908920034
Pages 21-24
Rasta Monkey - Bar 7 (p.22) has been updated to address missing tablature. See file: RSK051204_Guitar_G3_p22_19Feb2013.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 19 February 2013)
How do I download the updated audio?

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 Tim Bolam on 4 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Very good. very fast delivery.

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  • By Fishface on 22 March 2016
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    Sound

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  • By Daniel on 1 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Fantastic books, everything you need for an exam and as a teacher they make lessons fulfilled and thorough. Amazing music board RSL. Price seems fractionally steep by them it's the same price as doing abrsm and buying pieces, scales and sight reading books together.

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  • By MB on 19 January 2016
    4.00 out of 5

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  • By Amazon Customer on 2 October 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great book

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    Arrived as expected on time & was what I expected

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    5.00 out of 5

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  • By Mr K on 12 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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  • By Mr. Antony F. Tuckley on 20 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    For anyone taking the Rockschool guitar exam this is the required book at level 3. The songs are nicely laid out in both notation and TAB form and are followed by tone settings and a breakdown of the song structure. The CD contains all the required elements of the exam. You just need to practice.

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  • By Helen stone on 28 September 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Thanks

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  • By Craig Muir on 6 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    My Son loves it , he's enjoying learning the tunes

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  • By Cuchullain on 3 July 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great for my young son doing Grade 3 now.

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  • By DAVID STEAD on 6 April 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    MY SON IS THE GUITARIST,HE,S HAD THE PREVIOUS GRADES OF THIS BOOK .HE FINDS THE BOOKS GREAT AND HE,S ALWAYS PLAYING WITH THEM

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  • By Pravin Pindolia on 15 February 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent book for Grade 3 Rockschool as the chiledren passed the exam specifically referring to this book for Guitars. They also enjoyed working and learning from this grade 3 exam book.

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  • By Andy Hollis on 21 January 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    It does exactly what is says on the tin.......Buy the book and make the grade ( as long as you practice ).

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  • By Mrs Jennifer M Mott on 1 January 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    We bought this for our grandson who passed Rockschool grade 1 with a distinction. His music teacher is now moving him straight to grade 3. This book is good value from Amazon compared to shop prices. Would recommend this course for any budding guitarist of any age because it covers in detail all aspects of learning to play using tabs and sheet music.

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  • By Gabriel Allen on 30 December 2013
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    Very good series which is a great introduction for adults and children alike. Easy to read and includes a CD so can't really go wrong.

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  • By robhem on 3 August 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My son and I are enjoying the Rockschool grade books. They're a very well authored set of progressive study material and introduce a wide variety of music styles and technique. They're graded for exams, which my son is working towards. But, they're a useful set of books for anyone learning guitar even if you have no desire to take the exams. The included CDs are really helpful as a guide to learning the rhythm and getting the sound and playing style right. The backing tracks help with the timing and give something to play along to.

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  • By C. Pakin on 23 July 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    the selection of schooling books is so vast I would not go anywhere else each time we have needed to purchase the books have always been available

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  • By Mrs. Deepa H. Gohil on 20 June 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Details as described. My child is very pleased with it and practices regularly from the book. The CD really helps and will purchase the next one in due course!

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  • By DAW on 14 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This is a noticeable step up in required skills from Grade 2. The same style and format + the audio CD helps especially when transferred to an MP3 Player that can be played back through the amplifer. A good range of tunes to cater for different styles of guitar playing + new techniques and combos.

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  • By nathan n on 29 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    really good book that as a variety of music and all the relevant scales and chords to fully develop as a guitarist

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  • By skiff1703 on 20 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Clear text, choice of known music, makes this a valuable learning aid for my 13 year old son. Guitar is fun.

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  • By V. Hands on 7 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Book contains good songs for grade 3 students. Nicely pitched between challenging but not too complicated. Contains fun and modern songs too

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  • By jewels on 7 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    These books are so easy to follow. My son is taking his grade two in April and his teacher asked him to get this book next as he is on the Rock School books.

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  • By M.Barnett on 7 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

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  • By Peter Walburn on 14 September 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    This was bought for my daughter who has passed her Grade 2 Guitar exam and now is working towards Grade 3, and so needs the book. They are good books, but without a decent tutor I don't think that it would be possible to advance through the grades very easily. I'm sure I'll be buying the next in the series.

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