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Acoustic Guitar - Trinity College London - Grade 1, Part 1


Student should have taken the Trinity Grade Initial Acoustic Guitar examination or covered all the pieces for the same (Taking the 101 course)**

** Students who have not cleared the Grade Initial exam or 101 course will have to get a counselling session done to acertain if they are indeed ready to learn content from Grade 1

Students should have the relevant books for Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 Course


This course is for students who have completed the Guitar 101 course or have cleared the Trinity Acoustic Guitar Grade Initial examination .The course further expands on reading Guitar Tablature and Staff Notation introduced in the first course. Students are also introduced to basic music theory. The course will preapre them for the Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 Examination.. The Grade 1 course is divided into 2 parts to ensure students have ample of practice to be able to perform a minimum of 3 pieces, if not all.


The Performance Pieces for this course are as follows

Cuba Kick! - Pells

A Fistful of Pesos - Powlesland

The Hungry Ghost - Searle

Perfect Sky - T J Walker

Photograph - Ed Sheeran (with McDaid, Leonard & Harrington), arr. Rye

Sailor's Hornpipe - Trad, arr. Burden

A Tale of the Green Isle - Morandell

Tango Memories - Pells

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (Davies), arr. Walker


The Technical Work for this grade is as follows

Scales - C Major, G Major, A Natural Minor

Arpeggios - C Major, G Major, A Minor

Chord Sequence - I - V7 - I in C Major



All Trinity College London courses will train student(s) to prepare for Trinity College London examinations. The exams and certifications are external and registration for this can be completed by going to