Music to play, learning guides and information
About music grade exams
There are many ways to progress with guitar practice. One method that thousands of guitar students and teachers find useful is to study graded material and this can be used for learning at your own pace. Books & audio with technical exercises and original music are available for acoustic, electric, classical & bass guitar plus ukulele.
You can also take a music exam to get feedback from an independent music professional on your progress. This is optional, however. Some students are happy to just work with the grade books and never take an exam.
Below is a brief guide to the various options for music grade exams, with links to websites. I have helped students to success with all of these exam options. See examples of exam certificates from successful students.
Free resources to get started with playing guitar
Free example pages to download from 'Learning Guitar - a book for beginners':
Download free one-page pdf guides here for guitar basics: