Rockschool Classics Drums Grades 6 - 8

Rockschool Classics Drums Grades 6 - 8

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The Rockschool Classics Drums Grades 6-8 Compendium book presents six of the world's iconic rock tracks. From Iron Maiden to Linkin Park, learn all the technique you'll need to play them in your exam, using the supplied audio, backing tracks and Fact Files.

Key Features at Grades 6-8

  • Time signature changes and syncopation
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, paradiddle-diddles, pataflafla, ratamacues
  • Stylistic studies
  • Playback and performance skills
  • List
    • Six iconic rock tracks
    • Standard Drum Notation
    • Choose three pieces from Rockschool Classics to play in your Grade Exam or five to play in you Performance Certificate
    • Fact Files: band and artist background info, with recommended listening
    • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
    • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
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  • music note

    Grade 6

    • Pearl Jam - "Even Flow"
    • Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"

    Grade 7

    • Yes - "Roundabout"
    • Linkin Park - "In The End"

    Grade 8

    • Metallica - "Master of Puppets"
    • Iron Maiden - "Run To The Hills"
  • paper

    There are no supporting tests in this book.

  • Tick

    Pages 34-37

    Run To The Hills

    The backing track audio (with click) has been amended so that the drums are removed. (Updated 15 July 2019)

  • paper

    Learn more about the Drums Syllabus


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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 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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