*Grades Initial to Grade 2 are available now. Grades 3-5 will be released in February, Grades 6-8 in June. Learners will develop their playing skills beginning with basic positions, picking and damping techniques, and moving on to new instrumental techniques such as slapped and pulled notes, bends and slides, tapping techniques and harmonics. Session Skills will help to develop improvisation and playback skills - both important for bass guitarists. Books contain all you need for your Bass exams: 1) Songs 2) Performance tips 3) Technical support 4) Supporting skills and a group song for those in a band 5) A full CD of demo and backing tracks. With music from the Ramones to Radiohead, Talking Heads to Muse, there is something to suit all bass players. Available for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards and Vocals, from Initial (beginner) to Grade 8 (advanced), these exams cover a wide variety of music and artists - giving a great choice in all rock and pop styles.