At the Initial exam, you can learn about dynamics, muting and rhythmic control. You’ll perform three songs and choose your Session skill – Improvising or Playback.
Choose your songs from our song list, including one of the Technical focus songs that develop particular skills. There’s an option for you to play your own cover version of a song or, if you’re a songwriter, one of your own songs.
The Initial Bass songbook includes everything you need for the exam – sheet music for six songs, performance tips, technical support and guidance on Session skills, together with a CD of demo and backing tracks. If you want to buy individual songs, choose them from the list below.
Tips on playing the recurring rhythm in Radiohead’s song
Players choose Playback or Improvising.
You’ll perform some music you haven’t seen or heard before – you can sight-read from a song chart or play by ear from an audio track, or both.
You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.
Songs: Black Betty, Blitzkrieg Bop, Folsom Prison Blues, I Am The Music Man, No Surprises, You Don’t Love Me
The Rock & Pop team were in Frankfurt at Musikmesse last week with the full set of Rock & Pop songbooks.
Clash of the Bands is back and bigger and better than ever!
The Rock & Pop team headed to London Olympia over the weekend to take part in the London Bass Guitar Show.