Drums Grade 3

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The Drums Grade 3 book will help you get to grips with improvisation and solo passages, as well as style-specific techniques such as the reggae one drop, in preparation for your grade exam

What you'll learn at Grade 3

  • Introduction of solo and improvisation passages, reggae one drop feel, syncopated pushes
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, flams, triplets
  • Playback and performance skills

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

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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £11.99 Add to Cart
Overrated Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Old Bones Blues Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Indecisive Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Maiden Voyage Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rasta Monkey Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Fallout 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 3 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 # RSK051222
ISBN 9781908920218
Pages 21-24
Rasta Monkey - Bass drum removed from beat 1 of bar 8 (Updated 7 August 2014)

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 Dave on 22 April 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    Very good

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  • By Dom on 1 April 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    good

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  • By Mrs. L. A. F. Cemm on 16 March 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    Arrived quickly and is used regularly so worth money

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  • By Pilar Tormo on 1 February 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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  • By Mr P T Whyton on 2 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    As it says on the label, good for grade 2 drums.

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  • By Sam Lumsden on 18 June 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great book, that comes with a CD. The book features 6 songs at grade 3 level, technical exercises at grade 3 level, and a preview song for Grade 4. The CD features full track versions, click track no drums versions and no click no drums versions. I use these books to teach drums from, and my students go on to sit the official exams to achieve grades. Be sure to check the rockschool website to see if there are any corrections to the book. My grade 4 book had two misprints on sticking, and was reported on the website.

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  • By RE on 11 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Very helpful book which allows one to complete their Grade 3 in drums!

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  • By Joe on 8 April 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Easy to follow good step up from previous level

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  • By sharon eyre on 30 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Exactly what I wanted

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  • By Steven H on 22 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Great

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  • By Caroline Brockbank on 22 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Fine

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  • By J Murphy on 12 March 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    fast delivery - very pleased. Thanks

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  • By Denise on 9 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    thankyou

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  • By J.D.Bulcock on 29 November 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent, very pleased with my purchase.

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  • By Gadget lover on 23 November 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    perfect

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  • By x on 6 October 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    great

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  • By jo on 11 July 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    GOOD

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  • By Helen - mum of rock god! on 28 June 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    This book, as with the others in the series has everything my son needed to prepare him for his exam. The songs sound professional on the CD and there is plenty of theory to get your teeth into.

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  • By BOUDON on 16 April 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Perfect delirery and earlier than I was expexcted. The book was in a perfect parcel. Nothing to say but perfect

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  • By Dayde on 14 March 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    It came quickly and was just as described, son is over the moon with it, not so much the neighbours. The only problem I had was not down to the seller but the post office who rammed it through the letter box ripping the envelope and part of the book.

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  • By P. O'Shea on 10 January 2014
    4.00 out of 5

    Interesting and challenging however enjoyable. Working toward exam. Recommended by drum tutor, haven't got any more to say really, it's a music book.

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  • By babSivasundaram on 5 January 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    5 star as it gave exactly what was on the description, brand new book with a CD. i would recomend it.

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  • By Starshine on 8 November 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Student and drum teacher happy. A great book. Lots of work ahead for my 9 year old now!! Many thanks

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  • By Normsky on 20 October 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    good book for teaching drums and an ideal accompaniment for taking me to my drum lessons . a good buy and I am pleased with the purchase

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  • By mrs cm thompson on 8 October 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Thease books are a little pricey but it's waht's required by the drum teacher for the grade. Good selaction of songs my son gets on well with these books took grade one with this book and gained a distinction and has skipped to Grade 3

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  • By Andrea on 21 September 2013
    4.00 out of 5

    Brilliant, well worth the money and set out in a style which is easy to follow. Highly recommended to all.

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  • By Roses on 19 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Came on time, good content and modern song choice for learning drums. Not much more to say but have to put so many words on here!

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  • By frenetic on 13 November 2012
    3.00 out of 5

    good book, does what it says on the tin. CD is good to practice with tho son tries without..tis never the same

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  • By Sophie on 20 September 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    Slight problem in CD mix up, problem sorted straight away and quickly and was even notified before i had received the item. This years books are much better, the walkthrough after the sheet music is a big help!

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  • By Anne on 8 August 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    Rockschool Drums - Grade 3 (2012-2018) Brilliant book with a CD well written and easy to understand. Great tutorial pieces and fun.

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