Drums Grade 1

4.81 out of 5

The Drums Grade 1 book is the essential companion to your Grade 1 exam. It covers fundamental techniques and introduces you to the core music theory behind six styles of rock and pop

What you'll learn at Grade 1

  • Moving between cymbals, open hi hats, syncopated accents
  • 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.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* 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
Kaiser Roll Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Bend And Snap Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Jangle Road Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
West Coast Rollin' Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Deep Trouble Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Munky Fusic 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 Grade 1 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 # RSK051220
ISBN 9781908920195

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 Waynetta on 27 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Good songs. Not too complicated. My daughter passed the Grade 1 exam with merit after using this book.

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  • By Dom on 1 April 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    good

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  • By Bradley Harris on 12 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Easy to follow instructions and clear advice. Download of play along tracks was easy and simple to my computer. Would of liked to downloaded to my phone but, I think due to my limited knowledge of all things tech I couldn't master that one. Maybe my phone is too old as well.

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  • By BENITA WHITE on 1 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    My daughter loves it

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  • By Amazon Customer on 10 February 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    All good.

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  • By michelle boucher on 28 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    well needed

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  • By Nigel Young on 26 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    If you intend to go for the exams then well worth the money.

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  • By Marco on 4 December 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    ok

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  • By S. Palmer on 22 November 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    Good book

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  • By Amazon Customer on 13 November 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent product & prompt delivery

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  • By Amazon Customer on 4 November 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Very good

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  • By Amazon Customer on 22 October 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived as expected

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  • By tina yildirim on 15 July 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    All was perfect

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  • By Andrea Allen on 31 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    As expected

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  • By Kerry Robinson on 22 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Fast delivery great

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  • By Matthew Taylor on 4 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Ideal for beginner drummers

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  • By R on 26 March 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    Useful.

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  • By fishstudio on 19 March 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    I'm teaching with this book as my curriculum, It's a very progressive program

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  • By c on 17 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Arrived on time in good condition. Son uses for drum lessons.Great value.

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  • By Melisa Menendez on 14 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    All it's ok

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  • By duncan knox on 12 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Awesome and easy to read for my autistic child. Great value for money.

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  • By Hampster on 7 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Good

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  • By amazonIAN on 25 February 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Received thanks

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  • By Kevin Doran on 14 February 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Good exercises and cheaper than you'll find elsewhere.

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  • By Shona Mcconnell on 30 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    she loved it and made house loud x

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  • By Newcastle girl on 29 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent book recommended by my sons drumming teacher

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  • By sector7g on 17 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Grade 1 for drum kit, well written, easy to read and understand and a must for budding drummers who wish to develop understanding of: simple chart reading, basic rock beats and fills. The book is also accompanied by a cd so that you have musical accompaniment for the drum exercises and charts. Top product !

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  • By Tracy on 11 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    These are great books, complete with CD. Each track is on the CD multiple times - with drums and without

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  • By Sam Lumsden on 9 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    I use the Rockschool syllabus with my drum students, and the majority of them love it. The book features 6 songs at grade 1 level, some technical exercises and other useful material. Each song is in a different genre - from pop to hip hop. At the back of the book, there are some grade 1 level technical exercises, and also a sneak preview of the next grade. After a student finishes working on each book, I put them forward to sit the Rockschool exam, to which there is a fee. This is entirely optional however, but it is great experience and the qualifications are accredited, so can be great for the CV, and getting into college/university. Everything here is to a high quality; the book, the CD and the material overall. The CD features 3 versions of each song, 1 with drums, 1 without drums and 1 without drums but with a click.

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  • By Stewart Thomson on 30 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Ace

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  • By Krystian Glapinski on 30 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    It met my son's expectation

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  • By Busy Bella on 29 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Item arrived on time and suits the purpose - drums lessons.

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  • By Suze on 16 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great book. Bought for my 10 yr old son who is learning the drums. Easy to read and very informative. Comes with a cd so you can use in a player to play along or download on your phone, which is what he has done. Plugs in his earphones and plays along to the tunes. Highly recommend, fast delivery too

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  • By Joanne Taylor on 9 December 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Exactly as seen and ordered.

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  • By Mrs. T. M. Kavanagh on 30 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Good and enjoyable.

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  • By Karen Hammond on 14 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Needed this for lessons. Great book. fast delivery.

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  • By tony norris on 8 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By Paul on 3 August 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Very good, the provided CD could be better labelled

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  • By Ms. Jacqueline Robinson on 7 July 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    My son needed this for drum grades. Each track is repeated on the CD in a few different versions, as the learning process develops and the book lay-is very clear about what pages correspond to each track. Does what it says on the tin.

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  • By Steve B on 8 April 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Bought for my teenage daughter who's just taken up the drums. It's good that it comes with a CD with different versions of the same songs - with a click track and without. She finds the book/cd very useful and enjoys it. The only downside I can see so far is that there are at least 8 books in the series and at £12-15 a pop, it's not THAT cheap. That said, the enjoyment she gets from it is value for money, so definitely worth it.

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  • By Isaiah Archer on 2 April 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    good book clear and concise has helped me with my technique and I am more confident in playing my kit

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  • By stuart cooper on 23 September 2013
    4.00 out of 5

    I brought this book as I am a drum tutor, it arrived quickly which was handy. The CD is also good as the students can play along with it.

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  • By Mrs. Julie Howell on 16 September 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Ordered this for one of my students going thrugh grading, it was far cheaper than on the official web site.

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  • By ANNETTE GUL on 22 April 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    My son really enjoys this book has he really enjoys his drum and he has drum lesson and very good value fr money thank you

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  • By JEM65 on 23 January 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Purchased for my daughter at the request of her drum teacher, who rates it highly - just glad he hasn't recommended that I purchase a drum kit for her yet...!

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  • By mrs l m marsden-day on 27 December 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    Bought this for my son who is having drum lessons at school. He is able to play the disc whilst drumming and he's managed to learn some of the tunes fairly quickly which has made him a very happy chap!

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  • By prabhjot singh randhawa on 15 December 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    bought it for my son who learns drums at school...goo good good good good good good good good good good

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  • By barry duffy on 7 December 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    at galwaydrumschool.com we found rockschool grade 1 drum kit a fantastic resource for drummers and drum teachers..really well put together with top class tunes..bound to make any drummer who studies the syllabus a better musician!

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