Grade 6

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.

 

Grade 6 Guitar song list

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.



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Playing along with another guitar, creating a harmony guitar line

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Playing slides, bends and hammer on/pull off semiquavers

Session Skills

Players choose Playback or Improvising.

Playback

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.

Improvising

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,

 

2015-17 SYLLABUS

 

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