Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade 1

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Beginner 41 lessons (2h 28m) Sheet music included Backing tracks included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Welcome to Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade 1!

We've recorded these lessons with the original Rockschool authors and London's foremost guitarists - Andy G Jones, Carl Orr and James Betteridge - to help you master the songs from the 2016 Rockschool Acoustic Guitar syllabus.

James Barratt, an experienced rockschool teacher with a 100% student pass rate will drill you in the technical exercises, scales and arpeggios as well as the music theory relevant to this grade.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to play iconic songs from the likes Metallica, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Adele and Tom Petty. You'll also Understand the theory behind the songs and be comfortable playing dozens of relevant new scales, chords and arpeggios. 

This course is ideal preparation for guitaritst who want to ace their Rock School Grade 1 Exam.

For guitarists not taking the exam, the syllabus is a perfect way to learn solo acoustic guitar arrangements of some of the most famous contemporary songs to perform live or for your own personal satisfaction and musical advancement.

This course is structured in two main parts: Performance pieces (songs) and Technical exercises

  • In part 1, Andy, Carl and James will walk you through the 5 songs below.
  • In part 2, James will help you practice the scales, broken chords, chord voicings that you'll need at this level.

This course is ideal for beginner guitarists, who want to learn a few iconic Rock and Pop songs as well as fundamental techniques needed become a skilled guitarist.

Pre-requisite: To learn the pieces you'll need the sheet music and tab from the official Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Book click here to get the book in digital format.

Please note - the pieces contained in this Rockschool video course are from the 2017-19 exam syllabus. However they can still be performed as ‘free choice' pieces in RSL exams.