Drums Grade 6
Internationally recognised Drums Grades for rock and pop drummers
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The October to December deadline is 4 October
Drums Grade 6
Drums Grade 6 will expand your repertoire with more complex techniques and timesignature work. Your exam will test your skills across five longer performance pieces, while a Quick Study section will evaluate your powers of recall.
Key Skills at Grade 6
What you'll learn at Grade 6:
What You're Marked On
Your Drums Grade 6 exam lasts 30 minutes and is split into five key sections.
At Grade 6:
A selection will be asked from five sections:
Quick Study Piece
At Grade 6, you will be offered a Quick Study Piece with a backing track in the style of the Stylistic Study chosen in the technical work:
There are two ear tests at Grade 6: Fill Playback and Recognition and Groove Recall.
Fill Playback and Recognition
General Musicianship Questions
General Musician Questions are included to test your musical understanding and further instrumental knowledge. The five questions are broken down as follows:
Your Grade 6 exam lasts 30 minutes for a Grade Exam or 23 minutes for a Performance Certificate. Candidates are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their exam starts.
Get Started Today!
You can start working towards your Drums Grade 6 exam now! Simply buy or download the Drums Grade 6 book, and start preparing alongside your drums teacher.
If you don't have a drums teacher, you can quickly find the nearest teacher to you with our handy find a music teacher map.