At Grade 6, you can learn about string skipping and slide guitar imitation. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 5 Session skills.
Choose your songs from our song list, including one of the Technical focus songs that develop particular skills. There’s an option for you to play your own cover version of a song or, if you’re a songwriter, one of your own songs.
You’ll find more information about how the exam works in the downloadable syllabus.
The Grade 6 Guitar songbook includes everything you need for the exam – sheet music for six songs, performance tips, technical support and guidance on Session skills, together with a CD of demo and backing tracks.
Playing along with another guitar, creating a harmony guitar line
Playing slides, bends and hammer on/pull off semiquavers
Players choose Playback or Improvising.
You’ll perform some music you haven’t seen or heard before – you can sight-read from a song chart or play by ear from an audio track, or both.
You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.
Songs: Albatross, Just, Paranoid, Place Your Hands, Supermassive Black Hole, This Charming Man,
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