Internationally recognised Bass Grades for rock and pop bassists
Enter for your bass exam in four quick steps
The February to March deadline is 14 December
At Debut you'll be tested on your skills as a beginner bassist by performing a series of short performance pieces. Your exam will mix Rockschool's dedicated pieces or songs of your own choosing*.
Key Skills at Debut
What you'll learn at Debut:
What You're Marked On
Your Bass Debut exam lasts 15 minutes and is split into five key sections.
A selection will be asked from three sections:
At Debut you will be offered Sight Reading only.
There are two ear tests at Debut: Melodic and Rhythmic Recall. These help develop the two key vocals skills of lead and rhythm playback.
General Musicianship Questions
General Musician Questions are included to test your musical understanding and further instrumental knowledge. The five questions are broken down as follows:
These files are extracts from Rockschool's Companion Guides for Bass Book.
Your Debut exam lasts 15 minutes for a Grade Exam or 12 minutes for a Performance Certificate. Candidates are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their exam starts.
Get Started Today!
You can start working towards your Debut exam now! Simply buy or download the Bass Debut book and start preparing alongside your vocals teacher.
If you don't have a vocals teacher, you can quickly find the nearest teacher to you with our handy find a music teacher map.