Classical Guitar Syllabus (2020–2023)

Our Classical 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.

Classical Guitar Syllabus 2020–2023

Our 2020–2023 Classical Guitar syllabus contains full details of grade exams from Initial to Grade 8, and is valid from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023.

Download the Classical Guitar Syllabus (2020–2023)

Guitar Syllabus 2016–2019 and overlap arrangements

Our 2016–2019 Guitar syllabus contains full details of grade exams for Classical Guitar and Plectrum Guitar and is valid until 31 December 2019.

In response to the situation created by COVID-19, Trinity has extended the usual one year overlap between syllabuses during which time candidates may offer pieces and technical work from either the 2016–2019 or 2020–2023 syllabus, but not a mixture of both. This has now been extended to 31 July 2021.

Download the Guitar: Classical and Plectrum Syllabus (2016–2019)

Supporting publications

We offer a range of books to support teachers and learners in preparing for a guitar exam. To see our range of guitar publications, visit: