Bass Grade 3

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The Bass Grade 3 book focuses on the key techniques you'll need to master to pass your exam: including walking basslines, ways to improvise, minor and 7th arpeggios and other essential stylistic playing techniques.

What you'll learn at Grade 3

  • Soloing, improvising, walking basslines
  • Major and Natural Minor scales. Major and Minor Pentatonic scales. Blues scales, Major and Minor arpeggios, Dominant 7th arpeggios
  • Playback and performance skills

Bass Grade 3 book + exam package


Bass Grade 3

The Bass Grade 3 book focuses on the key techniques you'll need to master to pass your exam: incl...
Graded Music Exam Grade 3

Graded Music Exam: Grade 3


Bass Grade 3 Package: Book + Exam


Bass Grade 3

The Bass Grade 3 book focuses on the key techniques you'll need to master to pass your exam: incl...
Graded Music Exam Grade 3

Graded Music Exam: Grade 3


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Tracks or Tests

Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files.

  • Fallout Track 1 of 12
  • Happy Track 2 of 12
  • Indecisive Track 3 of 12
  • London Calling Track 4 of 12
  • Maiden Voyage Track 5 of 12
  • Money For Nothing Track 6 of 12
  • Moves Like Jagger Track 7 of 12
  • Old Bones Blues Track 8 of 12
  • Overrated Track 9 of 12
  • Reggae Island Track 10 of 12
  • Sex Machine (Part 1) Track 11 of 12
  • Sloop John B Track 12 of 12
  • Supporting Tests
  • List
    • 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
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    • The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
    • Pharrell Williams - Happy
    • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
    • Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
    • James Brown - Sex Machine
    • The Clash - London Calling
    • 6 Rockschool Originals
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Arpeggios
    • Group C - Riff

    Unseen Tests

    • Sight-Reading
    • Improvisation & Interpretation
    • Ear Tests (Test 1: Melodic Recall, Test 2: Rhythmic Recall)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    Pages 9-12 'Happy' Tempo changed to 150bpm to match backing track. (Updated 11 October 2021)

    Page 21

    It has come to our attention that the previously used title ‘Rasta Monkey’ does not fit in with our values as an organisation. We would like to apologise for any offence caused through this title, which has now been changed to 'Reggae Island'.

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    Learn more about the Bass Syllabus


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Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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