Grade 8

At Grade 8, You can learn about grace note slides and how to control distortion. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 7 Session skills.

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.

You’ll find more information about how the exam works in the syllabus.

 

Grade 8 Bass song list

The Grade 8 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.

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Demonstrating string crossing and shifts

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Using slap to create a percussive effect

Session Skills

Players choose Playback or Improvising.

Playback

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.

Improvising

You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.

 

Songs: 6:00, Havona, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Love Games, Over the Electric Grapevine, YYZ

2015-17 SYLLABUS

 

 

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