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Hey guys

One of my biggest struggles is where to take advanced students who exclusively play acoustic. This probably stems from my lack of time on acoustics, as I heavily prefer electrics. Either way I have a few advanced students that are in the acoustic category. There doesnt seem to be much by way of books for advanced acoustic students. any input, books, links etc thanks guys

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Hey guys

One of my biggest struggles is where to take advanced students who exclusively play acoustic. This probably stems from my lack of time on acoustics, as I heavily prefer electrics. Either way I have a few advanced students that are in the acoustic category. There doesnt seem to be much by way of books for advanced acoustic students. any input, books, links etc thanks guys



Ok GP...

Just thinking there is youve had a look at the RGT alternate pieces for the higher grades (Some are from set books graded for the exams - mixture of Blues and other things) One of Andy McKee's is in there I think...? theres also Rockschool Acoustic stuff now too which I think goes up to Grade 8..

]RGT Acoustic Exam Pieces
Or try this link:

]RGT Diploma Pieces

Some of these are getting into well advanced pieces and great tunes...

Hope this helps...emoticon


I know the feeling too - its either basic or intermediate stuff I have the same problem when students get that bit better I feel I need to be keeping up with them...

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Thanks, but I am not using any RGT looks like I would need to register.

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Thanks, but I am not using any RGT looks like I would need to register.



No was just thinking of the pieces themselves - without doing any exams etc..?

I was working on Daytripper/Lady [sign in to see URL] Emmanuel it was one of the pieces [sign in to see URL] easy at all...

I wouldnt worry about registering...

A lot of the siggested pieces are on youtube and tabs are pretty [sign in to see URL] worked out Heard It Through The Grapevine (Max Milligan) myself but also managed to get a tab.

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Rockschool also has a new Acoustic guitar series. It's alot of pop and rock songs done on acoustic. Anything from Metallica to Adele to Foo Fighters to Blues songs.

I'm not a fan of the acoustic curriculum because I think it's all over the place and some of the songs seem in the wrong order skill wise but as a resource to pick acoustic songs from I think they're pretty decent. Full backing tracks with them also!
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Finger-style stuff will keep them busy for a lifetime, if they are open to different styles. If all they want to play is pop music then you are severely limited in what's available. Lead guitar you basically can teach the same to an acoustic player as you would to an electric with some limitations such as bends are not very easy to do on an acoustic, and you have less frets to work with. But other than that there are tons of things you can do with scales, arpeggios, & lead guitar in general. Teaching them music theory is another way to keep them occupied. Teach them some basic theory of how to analyze songs and figure out what key they are in and understand the basic elements of a composition and then have them write their own compositions using that theory. If only I could have the problem of running out of ideas of what to teach [sign in to see URL] problem is the exact opposite, I have too many ideas of things to work on with students and I have to narrow it down to just a few things...

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