Drums Companion Guide

Drums Companion Guide

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The 2012–2018 Drums Companion Guide book features over 200 ‘unseen' test examples covering all the material at every grade, from Debut–8. Audio is included with the book. If you want to improve your exam performance or need extra study materials for students, this is the book for you.

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    The Drums Companion Guide features examples from the following tests:

    • Sight Reading (Debut–Grade 5): 36 examples
    • Improvisation And Interpretation (Grades 1–5): 36 examples
    • Ear Tests (Debut–Grade 8): 108 examples for fill playback and groove recall
    • Quick Study Pieces (Grades 6–8): 18 example pieces in varying styles from metal to Latin
    • General Musicianship Questions (Debut–Grade 8): 45 example questions
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    There are no performance pieces in this book.

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    Page 83

    General Musicianship Questions

    The first of the set of questions for Grade 3 has been amended to read: "Q. What types of notes are being played in bar 12?" (Updated 16 December 2019)

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    Learn more about the Drums Syllabus

    For the 2012-2018 Syllabus, we've combined 20 years of experience in rock and pop music education with some of the most sought-after session musicians to ensure our tunes are the most authentic on offer. We've listened to all your suggestions, critiques and improvements to compile our best syllabus yet.


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For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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