Bass Debut

The Bass Debut Grade book is your passport to success for Rockschool's Debut Grade exam. It covers all the core techniques required for playing beginner rock, pop, metal, country, indie and hip hop basslines.

What you'll learn at Debut

  • Note values, string crossing and rests
  • Major scale, minor pentatonic scale, major and minor arpeggios, riff playing
  • Playback skills

Purchase Options

The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. Learn more about your purchasing options.

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* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £14.99 Add to Cart
The New Black Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Eat Your Greens Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Z Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Drifter Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Coraline Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Talking In My Sleep Track 12 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Ain't No Sunshine Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Green Onions Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
New Rules Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Hit The Road Jack Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
The Thrill Is Gone Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Shape Of You Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Bass Debut features:

  • 6 new arrangements of iconic rock, pop, and contemporary music tracks from classic and contemporary artists & 6 Rockschool Originals
  • The most diverse selection of contemporary music ever seen in a syllabus making the Grades accessible to everyone without precluding any musical tastes
  • Fact Files: band and artist background information with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
  • All the essential music theory and technique you need to pass your exams
  • Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
  • Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions
  • Dua Lipa - New Rules
  • Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
  • B B King - The Thrill Is Gone
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


There is no errata for this book.

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