The Trinity examinations aim to provide a framework to enable and encourage progress and enjoyment in guitar technique as well as in guitar musical performance. They assess aural competence, musical performance, and technical ability.
The Classical Guitar Examination by Trinity Guildhall Classical consists of three components :
In Grade 1 candidates are expected to show the following understandings and competencies in their performance:
Pick three pieces from the pieces provided below. It is important to select a range of pieces in terms of dynamic, musical style and - if possible - musical key.
One piece may be replaced by the candidate's own composition provided that it is of a suitable length and standard for Grade 1.
Up to two duets may be chosen in the examination. The accompaniment must be played in the examination.
COMPOSER and NAME OF THE PIECE
Lully arr. Sollory
Trad. Mallorcan arr. Preiss
Trad. arr. Tholaksson
Tchaikovsky arr. Sollory
Mateixas d'es Figueral
Mareta (Valencia Folk Song )
Old French Song op.39 no.16
Trad. arr. Garcia
Trad. Irish arr. Fiorentino
Kingston Calypso (from Travelling in Style: The Start)
Menorca (from Travelling in Style: The Start)
Tango (from Simply Guitar book 1)
Baroque & Roll (from The Real Guitar Book Vol 3)
Impossible Mission (from The Real Guitar Book Vol 1)
Study op.60 no.2 (from Complete Studies for Guitar)
Tumbalalaika (from First Guitar Pieces)
The Wild Colonial Boy (from Celtic Music for Classical Guitar)
|    Attaignant: Tourdion|
|    Burden: Kingston Calypso|
|    Burden: Menorca|
|    MacDonald: Tango|
|    Powlesland: Baroque & Roll|
|    Sollory: Impossible Mission|
|    Sor: Study op. 60 no. 2|
|    Trad. arr. Garcia: Tumbalalaika|
|    Trad. Irish arr. Fiorentino: The Wild Colonial Boy|
You'll need to go a little deeper into music theory as you proceed. The best online resource for this is Guitar Theory Revolution. It recognises that music theory is very hard for guitarists because music theory has till now been located in the piano paradigm. The Guitar Theory Revolution overthrows the piano paradigm that is holding you back and embraces the attributes of the guitar to unpack music theory. In fact, it goes further and allows you to see that the guitar is one of the best instruments for learning theory.