Bass Guitar

There are eight LCM Bass Guitar grades, plus two introductory levels and three teaching diplomas.

The standard graded exams consist of a performance, scales and arpeggios, bass patterns, musicianship and aural assessment (there is also specialism for Grades 6 to 8).

Resources

What’s in the exam

Pre-Grade 1

Exam content

  • Scales & arpeggios
  • Bass patterns
  • Performance
  • Musicianship
  • Aural assessment
Grades

Exam content

Grades 1-5:

  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Bass patterns
  • Performance
  • Musicianship
  • Aural assessment

Grades 6-8:

  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Bass patterns
  • Performance
  • Musicianship
  • Aural assessment
  • Specialism

 

Recital

Exam content

  • Bass patterns
  • Performance

 

DipLCM Teaching

Exam content

  • Fingerboard knowledge
  • Lesson
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
ALCM Teaching

Exam content

  • Essay
  • Lesson
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading
LLCM Teaching

Exam content

  • Dissertation
  • Lesson
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading