Guitar - Classical & Plectrum 2016-2019
Our Guitar syllabus offers the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.
A new Classical Guitar syllabus launched on 3 October 2019 - available here.
COMING SOON: the 2020-2023 Acoustic Guitar syllabus will launch in November 2019.
The new Acoustic Guitar syllabus reinvents the popular Plectrum Guitar syllabus, keeping it vital and relevant to today’s guitarist by giving teachers and learners the flexibility to develop fingerstyle and plectrum playing.
There will be a one-year overlap with the current Plectrum Guitar syllabus (1 January – 31 December 2020) during which candidates can select pieces and technical work from either the old syllabus or the new syllabus, but not both.
The Guitar - Classical & Plectrum syllabus is valid from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019. The syllabus contains full details of our grade exams for classical and plectrum guitar.
This syllabus includes new repertoire lists for classical guitar, including newly commissioned pieces and duets, encompassing a wide range of styles and genres. Refreshed technical work covers important skills and techniques.
- Download the 2016-2019 Guitar syllabus (Initial-Grade 8)
- Additional regulatory information is contained in the syllabus supplement
You should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted.
Supporting publications for the 2016-2019 syllabus
A range of supporting publications is available from Trinity Shop at the following links:
- Guitar Exam Pieces 2016-2019
- Plectrum Guitar Pieces
- Guitar Scales, Arpeggios & Studies from 2016
- Sound at Sight Guitar
A range of support resources are available on our Music Resources site.
Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet
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Trinity Talent Class of 2019
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