Contemporary Guitar - Grade 1


A great selection of pieces which now include TAB and move beyond the first position. Includes CD.

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Product code: CG-1010

Grade 1 is the next step for students who have worked through Beginner, Junior and Preliminary. After experiencing music reading in the first position, students are now introduced to new pieces written in both music notation and TAB, which move beyond the first position. Filled with more great pieces in a variety of styles. Includes CD with performance and backing tracks.

Item 1: Music notation & TAB

  • Armed And Ready
  • Red Land
  • Jazzin’
  • Dark Horse

Item 2: Music notation & TAB

  • I Am The Rocker
  • Set Sail
  • Reach The Summit
  • Wishing

Item 3: Music notation & TAB

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4

Technical requirements included: Music notation and TAB

Scales: C, G & F Major, open position, A Chromatic, one octave, movable two octave Chromatic, Major Pentatonic pattern 1, Minor pentatonic pattern 1.

Chords: E, Em, C, G, D, Dm, A, Am, moveable power chord root 6 & 5, movable Major and Minor barre chords root 6.

Audio Previews: Mp3 format

I am the Rocker

Dark Horse



Zac Pugh has taught guitar to people from ages 7-70. Some have just wanted to learn some basic chords and strum along to their favourite songs. Others have studied guitar with Zac to excel at college level music and performance subjects, while still others have focused on composition and song writing.

More recently, Zac has been guiding many of his students through the SCSM Contemporary Guitar Syllabus, which he created in conjunction with the Saint Cecilia School of Music. Basically, this is learning guitar through pieces which are graded from beginner through to advanced levels-many of these pieces are composed by Zac. This has been a great success, with students across Australia and New Zealand working through this material, some even participating in the SCSM Exams and achieving very high results.

The new SCSM Contemporary Guitar Books are progressive and exciting!

The SCSM books are filled with carefully graded pieces which are both fun and diverse.

Approved for the St Cecilia School of Examinations and great supplemental material for guitar teachers.

diverse musical styles

The SCSM Contemporary Guitar Books feature a variety of musical styles such as Rock, Blues, Jazz and Folk.

includes audio CD

Each book includes a CD with both performance and backing tracks to make the learning and playing of these pieces exciting and fun.

everything in one place

Each book contains all the technical requirements and syllabus for its grade, meaning everything you need for your exam is inside.

St Cecilia School of Music Examinations

St. Cecilia Examinations was established in 1974.

It has been carefully designed by consulting with music teachers and performers to provide developing musicians of all ages with a course of study and assessment.

It not only examines their performance and technical skills, but also ensures an enjoyable and valuable learning experience.

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