Bass Grade 7

The Bass Grade 7 book will help you on your way to mastering the challenging techniques and theory you'll come across in your Grade 7 exam, which will earn you UCAS points towards a university application.

What you'll learn at Grade 7

  • Intricate fingerstyle, montuno lines, harmonics
  • Lydian, Phrygian mode, Major scale and Jazz Melodic Minor scale, Major 9th, Minor 9th and Dominant 9th arpeggios
  • Dominant 7th, Major 7th and Minor 7th chords
  • Stylistic Study
  • Session work

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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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £15.99 Add to Cart
What's Going On Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Only So Much Oil In The Ground Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Spanish Joint Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
You Oughta Know Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Lingus Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Reborn Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Seeing Is Deceiving Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Pants Era Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Thumb King Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Buena Havana Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rooster Track 12 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £5.99 Add to Cart

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Bass Grade 7 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
  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
  • Tower of Power - There's Only So Much Oil In the Ground
  • Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  • D'Angelo - Spanish Joint
  • Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
  • Snarky Puppy - Lingus
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


Pages 17-22
The Pants Era - Bar 23 (p.20) updated. See file: RSK051217_Bass_Grade7_p20_13Aug2013.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 13 August 2013)
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Pages 23-28
Thumb King - Forward repeat mark in bar 7 (p.24) removed. (Updated 30 September 2014)
Page 46
Technical Exercises: Group E Stylistic Studies: No.3 Jazz/Latin/Blues - Repeat signs have been added around bars 1–4 (Updated 28 September 2017)

Learn more about the Bass Grade 7 syllabus