Bass Grade 1

The Bass Grade 1 book has everything you need to sit your Debut Grade exam - all in one place. It covers all the essential technique and theory you need to progress smoothly onto Grade 2.

What you'll learn at Grade 1

  • Staccato markings, simple syncopation, dotted note values and eighth notes
  • Major and Natural Minor scales; Major and Minor Pentatonic scales; 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
Ain't Too Proud To Beg Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Crazy Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
She Sells Sanctuary Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Family Affair Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Psycho Killer Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Crosstown Link Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Night Ride Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Reluctant Hero Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Krauss Country Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Open Air Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Inside The Box Track 12 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Bass Grade 1 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
  • The Supremes - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  • Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
  • Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
  • The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
  • Mary J Blige - Family Affair
  • Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


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Ear Test 1: there should be no double bar line between bars 1 and 2.

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