Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade 5

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Intermediate 33 lessons (3h 13m) Sheet music included Backing tracks included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Welcome to Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grade 5!

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 Bon Jovi, Eva Cassidy, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, The Beatles and Sting. 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 for intermediate to advanced guitarists, who want to learn a few iconic Rock and Pop songs as well as fundamental techniques needed become a skilled guitarist.

It's also perfect preparation for guitaritst who want to ace their Rock School Grade 4 Exam.

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.

Pre-requisite: You'll need the sheet music from 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.