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The Guitar Grade 2 book is the essential companion to taking Guitar Grade 2, with all the info you need to master key techniques for the exam: palm muting, alternate picking, arpeggiated chords, new scales and more.

What you'll learn at Grade 2
•Arpeggiated chords, palm muting, alternate picking, pull-offs, shuffle feel
•Major and Natural Minor scales. Major and Minor Pentatonic scales. Major and Minor 7th chords
•Playback and performance skills

For Rockschool's 2018-2024 Guitar series, Rockschool have commissioned arrangements of titles reflecting popular music's rich heritage in all its forms and have tailored each piece to make it exactly right for the grade. The arrangements have been written and performed by top session musicians who have worked with some of the biggest names in rock, metal and pop. The tracks were recorded at Real World's acclaimed recording studios and feature live instruments and first rate performances for an unrivalled level of feel, authenticity and musicianship.

•AC/DC - Runaway Train (Rock 'N' Roll Train)
•The Beatles - Helter Skelter
•One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
•Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
•The Meters - Cissy Strut
•Jessie J - Domino
•6 Rockschool Originals

•Band and artist fact files with recommended listening
•In-depth walkthroughs of every track
•Easy-access downloadable audio
•Example tests and exercises
•Amp settings and tone advice for each track

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