Enter for your Bass exam in four quick steps

The May to July deadline is 8 April

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.

Digital Downloads – Now available!

Download your favourite Rockschool Bass titles directly from the RSL Shop to use instantly on your smartphone, tablet, desktop and laptop. Learn more.

UCAS Points

For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8. Learn more.

Theoretical Grounding

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.


Completing a Rockschool Bass Grade is a rewarding experience, we'll get you on your path to success in no-time. To get started, simply grab your Bass book from the shop.

Bass Syllabus

Get a copy of the Premiere syllabus:

Bass Syllabus (92KB, .pdf)

Get a copy of the Debut - Grade 8 syllabus:

Bass Syllabus (1.4MB, .pdf)

Find a Centre

We have bass centres all across the UK and in 38 other countries around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.

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Find a Teacher

Looking for a bass teacher, or a teacher for another instrument? We can help! Find a teacher.

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Dates & Fees

Next exam period:
1 May – 31 July

Next closing date:
8 April
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Exam fee:
£34.00 - 92.00
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Bass Books

Instantly download everything you need for your bass exam from the RSL shop...