Rock Guitar

There are eight LCM Rock Guitar grades, plus two introductory levels.

The Graded exams consist of a performance, an improvisation and aural assessment.

We also provide alternatives to our standard examination format designed to offer something different for our diverse range of candidates:

  • Recital Grade – an entirely performance-based live exam
  • Filmed Performance Award – a performance-based assessment by video submission
  • Recorded Performance Award – a performance-based assessment by audio submission

Enter for your Performance Award here.

Syllabus

Changes to the 2019 syllabus

This syllabus replaces the Rock Guitar Syllabus (2011 until further notice), Rock Guitar Exam Information Booklet (2011 until further notice), and Rock Guitar Performance Awards Combined Syllabus and Information Booklet. These are now combined into one syllabus. Major changes to the syllabus are as follows:

  • The levels Initial and Preliminary have been renamed Step 1 and Step 2
  • Live Performance Awards have been renamed Recital Grades

There are redesigned handbooks available for all levels; the content is unchanged and candidates with copies of the existing handbooks can still use these for the exams.

Resources

What’s in the exam

Pre-Grade 1

Exam content

Step 1:

  • Performance

Step 2:

  • Performance
  • Aural assessment

 

Grades

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Aural assessment

Performance Awards (filmed/recorded)

Exam content

  • Performance pieces

 

Recital Grades

Exam content

  • Performance pieces