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Rockschool Guitar Debut

with RSL Awards

Learn Guitar with top professional guitarists and the Rockschool syllabus.

For this course we've assembled a team of London's top guitarists, who demonstrate and explain how to play Rockschool pieces like a pro.

Whether you want to ace your Rockschool exam or just become an awesome guitarist, this is the course for you!

Instrument Guitar

For you get:

  • Performances and analyses of 6 pieces by a pro guitarist
  • In-depth lessons on technical exercises, plus demonstrations of all requirements at Rockschool Debut
  • Slow-down and loop all videos without changing pitch
  • On-demand life-time access on any device 
  • Sheet music synced to performances
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Course Length
29 lessons · 89m 17s

Welcome to Rockschool Guitar Debut Grade: The Pro Perspective

This innovative video course challenges you to be the best gutiarist and musician you can be, whatever your level. 

MusicGurus and Rockschool have assembled a team of top pro guitarists to provide unique lessons on 6 pieces written specifically for this grade, as well as give in-depth analysis of all the fundamental skills, and invaluable advice on sight reading, feel, developing authentic vocabularly, playing musically, practicing effectively and building your technique.

With the MusicGurus video player you can loop and slow-down all the performances and demonstrations, so this course will allow you to see exactly what the pros are doing. If you're a student taking a graded exam, this course is the ideal preparation. And if you're a teacher teaching Rockschool this course will provide all kinds of ideas to keep your lessons fresh and authentic. 

Pre-requisite: This course is most effective when paired with a Rockschool Grade Book. Which you can purchase here: https://www.rslawards.com/rockschool

Here is some information on the guitarists you'll learn from. 

  • Stuart Ryan is an award winning musician, regarded as one of the UK’s finest acoustic/electric guitarists.
  • Rob Luft is an award-winning 24-year-old musician from London, and has been described as one of the UK’s most prominent and talented young contemporary jazz guitarists.
  • Charlie Griffiths is adept at heavy metal, touring with his critically acclaimed progressive metal band, Haken. He's also written for Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, and Guitar World for over ten years.
  • Marcus Bonfanti is a blues and country guitarist, who's collaborated with legends such as Eric Clapton, Van Morisson, Ronnie Wood, Dave Gilmour, just to name a few.
  • James Barratt is a master technician and guitar educator - experienced examiner for Rockschool exam board and teacher at BIMM in Birmingham focusing on Essential Styles and Live Performance.

Lesson Plan

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Get personalised feedback or tuition from a pro guitarist

You can contact any of the guitarists from the course through the site, and request personalised lessons or feedback on your performance.

RSL Awards

RSL Awards (Rockschool) is the world's foremost awarding body for contemporary Arts. It is known for its groundbreaking approach to popular music education, with learning material for guitar, drums and piano perfeced over decades.

MusicGurus is proud to partner with Rockschool to deliver video guides and practise sheet music for their grade books. These products enhance the experience of learning with Rockschool and are taught by top pro musicians, many of whom play on original performances and backing tracks recently recorded at Abbey Road and Realworld studios.

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