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Our Drums books are written with all drummers in mind, containing the different styles and techniques you need to improve and develop as a musician. Each book contains 6 Performance Pieces with standard notation and TAB, plus CD with full mixes and backing tracks. Our Gurus guide is prepped with hints and tips to help you along the way

2012-2018 Drums Books

The 2012-2018 Drums Grade Books were released in May 2012 and contain some great new features to make your Grade Exam easier to navigate. To view the books in full use the links in the table below.

2012-2018 Drums Grade Books

BookSyllabusCatalogue Number
Drums, Debut (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051219
Drums, Grade 1 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051220
Drums, Grade 2 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051221
Drums, Grade 3 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051222
Drums, Grade 4 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051223
Drums, Grade 5 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051224
Drums, Grade 6 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051225
Drums, Grade 7 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051226
Drums, Grade 8 (includes CD) 2012-2018 RSK051227

2012-2018 Drums Companion Guide

Improve Exam Performance
Perfect for teachers and students the Rockschool 2012-2018 Drums Companion Guide features over 200 "unseen" test examples that cover every grade from Debut-8. The Companion Guide contains 3 CD's worth of audio so you'll be able to get every aspect of your Drums exam nailed. If you want to improve your exam performance, this is the book for you.

Use the Drums Companion Guide alongside your Rockschool Grade Book to improve exam performance and technical ability.

BookSyllabusCatalogue Number
Drums Companion Guide, Debut - Grade 8 (includes 3 CDs) 2012-2018 RSK111203

2012-2018 Drums Technical Handbook

Every Rudiment and Technical Exercise in One Book!
Perfect for teachers and students the Rockschool 2012-2018 Drums Technical Handbook features every rudiment and technical exercise you need to complete your Drums Grade Exam (Grades Debut-8). The Technical Handbook contains an audio CD so you’ll be able to nail the technical exercises in your exam as well as improve your technical ability at home. 

Use the Drums Technical Handbook alongside your Rockschool Grade Book to improve exam performance and technical ability.

BookSyllabusCatalogue Number
Drums Technical Handbook, Debut - Grade 8 (includes audio CD) 2012-2018 RSK111206

Hot Rock Drums

Perfect for Free Choice Pieces
The Hot Rock series gives candidates fully edited exam pieces of their favourite rock tracks to use as their free choice pieces in their Drums Grade Exam (Grades 1-5). Each book has the full transcriptions plus edited exam pieces for each track. Each piece also has a fact file, walkthrough and recommended listening. This series is perfect for your Grade Exam, GCSE music and playing for fun.

The Hot Rock Drums books can be used with either of our syllabuses.

BookCatalogue Number
Hot Rock Drums, Grade 1 (includes 2 CDs) RSK0608001
Hot Rock Drums, Grade 2 (includes 2 CDs) RSK0608002
Hot Rock Drums, Grade 3 (includes 2 CDs) RSK0608003
Hot Rock Drums Grade 4 (includes 2 CDs) RSK041101
Hot Rock Drums Grade 5 (includes 2 CDs) RSK041102

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