Drums Debut

4.88 out of 5

The Drums Debut Grade book is packed with all the technique and theory you'll need to pass your first exam. You'll learn the techniques and theory that all rock and pop drummers rely on

What you'll learn at Debut Grade

  • Backbeat, quarter-note hi-hat, unison bass and snare work
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles
  • Playback skills

Purchase Options

The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. Learn more about your purchasing options.

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

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.99 Add to Cart
Full Rudder Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Z Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rattlesnake Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Big Ideas Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Hazee Daze Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Hoedown Track 6 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Drums Debut features:

  • Six Performance Pieces, six styles of rock and pop
  • Fact Files: background information on each style with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: hints and tips on the tricky sections of the Performance Pieces
  • CD with full mixes and backing tracks
  • World-class musicians, top-flight production
  • Plot your stylistic specialism up through the grades
Media Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement Drums (DRUMS)
Series Rockschool Drums 2012
Catalogue # RSK051219
ISBN 9781908920188
Page 29
Sight Reading - CD track number was corrected to track 19. This is not relevant to books with downloadable audio. (Updated 8 February 2013)

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.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2 May 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Good purchase

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  • By Waynetta on 27 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Bought this for my daughters drum lessons and it is quite easy to learn. The songs are quite good and my daughter passed the exam that goes with this with distinction so very pleased.

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  • By Amazon Customer on 19 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent purchase

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  • By Amazon Customer on 11 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Gteat

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  • By Elizabeth Mobbs on 26 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Good

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  • By keith letchford on 31 August 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Very quick delivery and the product is great.

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  • By Leigh Shilton on 28 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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  • By Sam Lumsden on 27 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    A great book to get you started on the Rockschool drumming syllabus. It is recommended to have a teacher walk you through this, as you need to be able to understand standard drum notation. Unlike grades 1 - 8, the exam for the debut grade does not award a merit or distinction achievement, just a pass or a fail. The book comes with a cd containing all the songs with the drums, without the drums, and without the drums but with a clicktrack. Also, be sure to check on the Rockschool website to see if there are any mistakes in the print. I buy my Rockschool books as soon as theyre released, so my first editions usually have some printing errors, which they correct in later editions.

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  • By Annabel Meggeson on 13 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    best!

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  • By Nir Fishman on 4 February 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived q, quite expensive though for just a book + CD.

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  • By miss G Owen on 20 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent service, came within specified time! This really comes in handy for my daughter! she REALLY loves it!

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  • By mrs l gurney on 12 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Good book

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  • By Paul Tannetta on 10 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    All good

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  • By David Stratton on 15 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Good stuff

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  • By Claire Morgan on 12 July 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    son loved this

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  • By Echo on 16 May 2014
    3.00 out of 5

    Directeded to purchase by my son's drum teacher this has been a great guide and encouragement, and is easy to follow.

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  • By Mrs. L. A. F. Cemm on 10 January 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    This arrived on time and well packaged. It is ideal for my grandson who is learning drums. I am unable to say if he uses it but he did seem interested. We have had rockschool guitar books which are well used so I am hoping this will be as successful.

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  • By SB on 3 January 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    My 8 year old was asked to purchase this book by his tutor and is currently working through it. (It's the second book he's been asked to purchase since starting drumming lessons). Arrived quickly, no problems.

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  • By Ridders on 26 December 2013
    4.00 out of 5

    Great book. My sons drum teacher recommended this book. A must if your child is doing his drum music grades. At over £13 I do think it is on the expensive side. If it was £10 I would have given it 5 stars.

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  • By Lally on 26 September 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My son has started drumming and this book was recommended by his teacher. It has original tracks with and without the drums so you can play along. There are a range of genre and they are all fun. A good buy!

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  • By Steven on 13 June 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Easy enough for both my 10 year old son and myself to follow. Drum tracks are simple enough for a beginner to learn and play along with the accompanying CD. I'll certainly be buying the subsequent books in the series.

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  • By Eclectic Reader on 15 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This is a great introduction to playing the drums along to music, with a nice gentle but definite learning curve. You'll need to look elsewhere for tips on technique (drum setup, how to hold sticks etc), but by the end of this you'll happily be able to do solid, basic, reliable drumming to a variety of styles from indie rock, to country rock, classic rock etc. Really good grounding. The CD's are a great resource too. Very happy with this purchase.

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  • By Balddad40 on 10 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Product was delivered as promised and has lived up to expectations since my sons drumming is moving along and will continue to grow with the program.

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  • By M.Barnett on 2 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent service and quick posting. Just what I need to help me do my job and teach kids the joy of drumming.

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  • By Lesley on 17 February 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This is an excellent book. For each rhythm the cd has 3 tracks all with backing music, one track also has the drum rhythm played in the background, one just has the music and one has the music and a click track. My son has been using it for a few weeks with his teacher and h made excellent progress.

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