Drums Grade 7

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The Drums Grade 7 book will be essential if you're to pass the pro-level challenges in the Grade 6 exam, which include broken 16th-note rolls, Pataflafla, single and double ratamacues... Hey, you didn't think this was going to be easy, did you?

What you'll learn at Grade 7

  • Broken 16th-note rolls, 32nd-note rolls, ‘Amen Break'
  • Single strokes developed, paradiddle-diddles, Pataflafla, single and double ratamacues, 7- and 9-stroke rolls, Stylistic Studies
  • Playback and performance skills

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Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files.

  • Buena Havana Track 1 of 12
  • Control Track 2 of 12
  • Cry Me A River Track 3 of 12
  • Eastern Adventure Track 4 of 12
  • Family Affair Track 5 of 12
  • Full English Breckerfest Track 6 of 12
  • Kita's Five Track 7 of 12
  • Law Track 8 of 12
  • Razorhead Track 9 of 12
  • Techno Track 10 of 12
  • The Bean Track 11 of 12
  • What Is Hip Track 12 of 12
  • Supporting Tests
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    • 6 new arrangements of iconic rock, pop, and contemporary music tracks from classic and contemporary artists & 6 Rockschool Originals
    • The most diverse selection of contemporary music ever seen in a syllabus making the Grades accessible to everyone without precluding any musical tastes
    • Fact Files: band and artist background information with recommended listening
    • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
    • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
    • All the essential music theory and technique you need to pass your exams
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    • Mary J Blige - Family Affair
    • Tower of Power - What Is Hip
    • Richard Spaven - Law
    • Chase & Status - Control
    • Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
    • John Scofield - Techno
    • 6 Rockschool Originals
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Single Strokes
    • Group B - Paradiddles
    • Group C - Flams
    • Group D - Ratamacues
    • Group E - Rolls
    • Group F - Stylistic Studies

    Unseen Tests

    • Quick Study Piece
    • Ear Tests (Test 1: Fill Playback and Recognition, Test 2: Groove Recall)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    Page 31

    Cry Me A River

    Bar 49 of the written score has been amended to mirror the RSL audio performance, with inclusion of the ride and an amended kick drum, hi hat and tom pattern. Amended notation can be viewed in the digital download. (Updated 04 December 2019)

    Page 63

    Full English Breckerfest

    Bar 17 of the written score has been amended to mirror the RSL audio performance. The last 8th note of the bar is now a ride, not a hi-hat. Amended notation can be viewed in the digital download. (Updated 04 December 2019)

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Digital Files

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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