Rockschool Announce Global Benchmark Syllabus for Aspiring Acoustic Guitarists


Rockschool, the world’s leading examination board for contemporary musicians, will launch the global benchmark syllabus for aspiring contemporary acoustic guitarists this February.

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Released on 18th February, the groundbreaking 2016 Acoustic Guitar Syllabus from Rockschool will be available at our PMT Stores.  Rockschool sets a new benchmark for acoustic guitarists worldwide. Featuring a truly diverse range of iconic artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Pat Metheny, Newton Faulkner, Brent Mason and Tommy Emmanuel, Rockschool Acoustic equips every student with a level of technical and stylistic understanding that is second to none.

“What struck me about the tunes I had the opportunity to contribute to was that they were associated with Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix, two of most influential artists in the history of popular American music"

Mike Finnigan - Performed with Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart and Tower of Power

RSL (Rockschool Ltd) is the world’s leading, specialist Contemporary Arts Awarding Organisation. They are a global, specialist awarding body, and provide a great tool to help you to learn how to play an acoustic guitar.

“As always, authenticity is uppermost in our minds when developing any new syllabus. With Rockschool Acoustic, any guitar student can not only choose repertoire from a diverse array of artists such as Metallica, Taylor Swift, Dominic Miller, Nuno Bettencourt and Tommy Emmanuel, but also perform to backing tracks featuring performances from musicians that have played and recorded for artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Brian May, BB King and Rihanna.”

Nik Preston - Head of Product Development and Publishing at RSL

If you're interested in learning how to play an acoustic guitar, don't forget to visit us on Learn To Play Day!

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