Internationally recognised Bass Grades for rock and pop bassists
Enter for your Bass exam in four quick steps
The October to December deadline is 1 October
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.
For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8. Learn more.
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.
Get a copy of the Premiere syllabus:
Get a copy of the Debut - Grade 8 syllabus:
Find a Centre
We have bass centres all across the UK and in 38 other countries around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.
Find a Teacher
Looking for a bass teacher, or a teacher for another instrument? We can help! Find a teacher.
What a great range of songs and styles. Students are always eager to learn more and never leave a lesson unhappy. A great support network and exam team too. Keep up the good work Rockschool, I'm lost without you- Mark Davis
I had my second Rockschool exam yesterday and the examiner was really helpful and tried to make me feel at ease under the conditions, i think the Hotrock books are great too.- Marco Berti
I love it. Been working with the syllabus for 8 years..kids love it and it works well for GCSE and A level students.- Cheryl Mercia Markin