Acoustic Guitar 2020-2023 Book 1 (Initial-grade 2)

Acoustic Guitar 2020-2023 Book 1 (Initial-grade 2)

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Trinity’s new Acoustic Guitar syllabus reinvents the popular Plectrum Guitar syllabus, keeping it vital and relevant to today’s guitarist by giving teachers and learners the flexibility to develop fingerstyle and plectrum playing. A selection of the best-loved pieces from the previous syllabus has been retained at every grade for continuity.

This book contains all the exam pieces for Initial to Grade 2, covering a wide range of styles at each grade — folk, acoustic, rock and pop styles, jazz, blues, country — allowing candidates to follow distinct stylistic pathways as they progress. All pieces are printed in both tablature and standard notation so are accessible for any learner.



  • Ain't No Sunshine (Withers, arr. Rye)
  • Amazing Grace (Newton, arr. Walker)
  • Oh When the Saints (Trad., arr. Walker)
  • Redemption Song (Marley, arr. Walker)
  • Rockin’ the Country (Duncan)
  • Stegosaurus Strut (Powlesland)
  • Summer Rain (Walker)
  • Surfin’ Safari (Wilson & Love)
  • White Windmill (Walker)
  • Cuba Kick! (Pells)
  • A Fistful of Pesos (Powlesland)
  • The Hungry Ghost (Searle)
  • Perfect Sky (Walker)
  • Photograph (McDaid, Sheeran, Leonard & Harrington, arr. Rye)
  • Sailor’s Hornpipe (Trad., arr. Burden)
  • A Tale of the Green Isle (Morandell)
  • Tango Memories (Pells)
  • Waterloo Sunset (Davies, arr. Walker)
  • Bad Jack (Powlesland)
  • Blue Rag (Morandell)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Trad., arr. Pells)
  • Jamaica (Powlesland)
  • New Memory Lane (Pells)
  • Rockodile Reggae (Morandell)
  • Sail Away (Walker)
  • Turkey in the Straw (Trad., arr. Sokolow)
  • What a Wonderful World (Weiss, arr. Walker)