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Old Bones Blues

Kit Morgan
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Guitar Solo (8 bars)

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Bass Grade 3

Accompany guitar solo

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Indecisive
James Uings

q =155 Pop Punk

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B 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3

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Bass Grade 3

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A 3 3
B 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 3
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Improvisation & Interpretation

You will be asked to play an improvised bassline to a backing track of four bars in the keys of either G major or A minor. You
have 30 seconds to prepare then you will be allowed to practise during the first playing of the backing track before playing it
to the examiner on the second playing of the backing track. This test is continuous with a one bar count-in at the beginning
and after the practice session. The tempo is q = 80–90.

q = 90 Rock
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Am C Dm F G

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Bass Grade 3

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General Musicianship Questions

In this part of the exam you will be asked five questions. Four of these questions will be about general music knowledge and
the fifth question will be asked about your instrument.

Music Knowledge
The examiner will ask you four music knowledge questions based on a piece of music that you have played in the exam. You
will nominate the piece of music about which the questions will be asked.

In Grade 3, you will be asked:

■■Names of pitches

■■The meaning of the time signature marking

■■Whole, half, quarter, eighth note, triplet eighth note and 16th note values

■■Rest values

■■The construction of a major or a minor chord

Instrument Knowledge
The examiner will also ask you one question regarding your instrument.

In Grade 3 you will be asked to identify:

■■The following parts of your bass – neck, fretboard, body, tuning-pegs, nut, pick-ups, scratch plate, jack socket
and bridge

■■The location of the volume and tone controls on your bass

■■The location of the volume/gain controls on the amp

Further Information
Tips on how to approach this part of this exam can be found in the Syllabus Guide for bass, the Rockschool Bass Companion
Guide and on the Rockschool website: www.rslawards.com.

Bass Grade 3

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