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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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £13.99 Add to Cart
Razorhead Track 1 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Buena Havana Track 2 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
The Bean Track 3 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Eastern Adventure Track 4 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Full English Breckerfest Track 5 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Kita's Five Track 6 of 6 £2.99 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £5.99 Add to Cart

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Drums Grade 7 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 # RSK051226
ISBN 9781908920256
Pages 5-10
Razorhead - The audio has been updated for the backing track that includes a click. See file: RGP G7 Razorhead (bt click).mp3 in the downloadable content. (Updated 21 March 2013)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 27-32
Full English Breckerfest - An unnecessary hi-hat closed symbol has been removed from bar 9. (Updated 22 April 2013)
Page 41
Technical Exercises – Group E: Rolls - In bar 2 the sticking of the second roll should be "LLRRLLRRL". (Updated 22 April 2013)
Page 43
Technical Exercises – Group F: Stylistic Studies – 2. Funk - The hi-hats on beat 1 of bars 6 & 8 have had closed hi-hat symbols added. (Updated 22 April 2013)
Pages 17-20
The Bean - Changes have been made to the bass drum pattern in Sections D and E (pp.18–19). Some 7/8 sections were rebeamed from (3+4)/8 to (4+3)/8. The walkthrough has been updated to reflect these changes. See file: RSK051226_Drums_G7_p18-20_29Jan2016.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 29 January 2016)
How do I download the updated audio?

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 mrs edith joan walster on 16 January 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    As expected

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  • By Sam Lumsden on 23 June 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 7 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 7 level technical exercises, and also a sneak preview of the final grade, 8. 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 Mary Evans on 5 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    These drumming grade books are very useful and have helped my son.

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  • By H M on 15 July 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    This Rockschool Grade 7 Drum book arrived quickly and adequately wrapped. It is the biggest Rockschool book I own and it is very well written and easy to follow. I have had a few goes at playing some of the rock tunes contained within this book and they are challenging and fun to play. Thank you to the supplier for sending me it. Cheers From H M. :-D

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  • By Jax on 30 March 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    What can I say? Compared to the old edition Rock School books, this completely outclasses them. Really challenging rhythms that will test your co-ordination around the kit. Highly recommended.

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

    here at galwaydrumschool.com we found rockschool grade 7 drums an essential resource for drummers and drum teachers alike..really well put together with top class tunes..bound to make any drummer who studies the syllabus a better musician!

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