Internationally recognised Bass Grades for rock and pop bassists
Rockschool Bass Grades will make you the musical force behind any band, and earn you an internationally recognised qualification. You'll learn all the technique you'll need, from single-string riffs through to advanced arpeggios, and back it up with sound music theory, sight reading and improvisational skills.
Bass grades with a difference.
Plot your Stylistic Specialism
For every Bass Grade you can plot your stylistic specialism, meaning you'll develop an in- depth understanding of the style of bass playing you love.
Free Choice Pieces
Play your favourite bass lines in your exam; metal, indie, rock, prog... the choice is yours! Learn more.
For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8. Learn more.
Every Rockschool Bass grade has been designed to give you a solid understanding of musical theory, enabling you to confidently articulate your musical talents.
Accredited throughout the UK
Take a Rockschool Bass Grade and you'll earn an internationally recognised qualification that is accredited by every UK regulatory body. Learn more about RSL's accreditation.
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We have bass centres all across the UK and in 38 other countries around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.
Find a Teacher
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What a great range of songs and styles. Students are always eager to learn more and never leave a lesson unhappy. A great support network and exam team too. Keep up the good work Rockschool, I'm lost without you- Mark Davis
I had my second Rockschool exam yesterday and the examiner was really helpful and tried to make me feel at ease under the conditions, i think the Hotrock books are great too.- Marco Berti
I love it. Been working with the syllabus for 8 years..kids love it and it works well for GCSE and A level students.- Cheryl Mercia Markin