Contemporary Guitar - Grade 4


Building on the concepts of Grade 3, but with slightly longer and more challenging pieces.

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Product code: CG-1040

Building on the concepts of Grade 3, but with slightly longer and more challenging pieces. More space for an improvised solo in items 1 and 2.  Includes CD. Written in music notation & TAB.

Item 1: Music notation and TAB

  • Sky Dive (with space for a guitar solo)
  • Night light Groove (with space for a guitar solo)
  • Reflection (with space for a guitar solo)
  • Sawmill Blues (with space for a guitar solo)

Item 2: Music notation and TAB

  • Octane (with space for a guitar solo)
  • Open Fields (for solo guitar)
  • Time Travel (with space for a guitar solo)
  • This Is Not Good-Bye (with space for a guitar solo)

Item 3: Music notation only, fourth position

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

Technical requirements included: Music notation and TAB

Scales: Major pattern 4, Major pentatonic pattern 5, Minor pentatonic pattern 5, Natural Minor Pattern 4, Harmonic Minor pattern 1, Blues scale pattern 1 & 2.

Chords: Major 7th chords, Minor 7th flat 5 chords.

Arpeggios: Major 7, Minor 7, Dominant 7, Minor 7th flat 5, Diminished 7th.

Audio Previews: Mp3 format


Sawmill Blues

Open Fields

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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