Bass Companion Guide

Want to improve your exam performance, or need extra study materials for your students? The 2012–2018 Bass Companion Guide book features over 200 ‘unseen' test examples that cover all the material at every grade, from Debut–8. Three audio CDs are included with the book.

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The Bass Companion Guide features examples from the following tests:

  • Sight Reading (Debut–5): 36 examples
  • Improvisation And Interpretation (Grades 1–5): 36 examples
  • Ear Tests (Debut–Grade 8): 98 examples for both melodic and harmonic recall
  • Quick Study Pieces (Grades 6–8): 18 example pieces in various styles from metal to Latin
  • General Musicianship Questions (Debut–Grade 8): 45 example questions
Media Book
Catalogue # RSK111201
Page 60
Ear Tests Grade 5 - Example 3, bar 3, beat 2 – the first note of the pair of eighth-notes has been lowered by a tone from E to D. The tablature has been updated from a 2 to a 0 on the same string.

For the 2012-2018 Syllabus, we've combined 20 years of experience in rock and pop music education with some of the most sought-after session musicians to ensure our tunes are the most authentic on offer. We've listened to all your suggestions, critiques and improvements to compile our best syllabus yet.