Drums Grade 2

4.81 out of 5

Your Drums Grade 2 book will help you master the new techniques introduced in the grade, including paradiddles, flams, triplets and more

What you'll learn at Grade 2

  • 8th note triplets, four-way coordination, syncopation
  • 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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* 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
Bleach Track 1 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Dora And Bootsy Track 2 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Cuba Mama Track 3 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
For You Track 4 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Slipstream Track 5 of 6 £2.29 Add to Cart
Y'All 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 2 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 # RSK051221
ISBN 9781908920201
Page 31
Technical Exercises – Group E: Fill - The reference to a triplet rhythm has been removed. (Updated 19 November 2012)
Page 31
Technical Exercises – Group E: Fill - The tempo of the fill has been corrected to 70 BPM. (Updated 22 April 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 Robert Fenn on 6 May 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    A brilliant book for the beginning drummer. Contains cd with playalongs to the songs which gives you three versions of each song...one with drums, one without drums and no click track, one without drums and with click track. Back of the book contains technical stuff like rudiment, improv, ear test, sight reading tests, musicianship questions etc....very good value for the money.

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  • By Bella on 16 April 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    My daughter needed this for her next exam

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  • By Dom on 1 April 2016
    4.00 out of 5

    good

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  • By Waynetta on 6 March 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    This book arrived quickly and is new as stated.It has some good songs in it aswell.My daughter really likes it

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  • By MR D J RICHARDSON on 5 February 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    A great product. Great value. !!!!!@@!!!!!!!!!!!@@

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  • By Busy Bella on 11 January 2016
    5.00 out of 5

    Meets expectation. My son was able to preselect the pieces he'd like to play for grade 2.

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  • By P Hardcastle on 2 December 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    just what we need

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  • By Amazon Customer on 17 July 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent practice book for Sons Grade 2 exam

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  • By Jo Brickwell on 10 July 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Good book if you're doing grade 2 at school

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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 2 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 2 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 mrs j beechcroft-kay on 11 May 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    exactly what we were after

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  • By bobwii on 26 January 2015
    4.00 out of 5

    excellent exercise book for brit rock practicing. Convenient price.Delivered as expected

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  • By Shane on 18 January 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent

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  • By Savy Shopper on 16 September 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Good item, good price.

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  • By Mrs.sutherson on 6 July 2014
    5.00 out of 5

    Very useful

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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
    4.00 out of 5

    Bought for my son to give to a student learning drums, far cheaper than the Rock School web sight, pleased.

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  • By E. V. Smith on 17 July 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This book was for my teenage son for his drum lessons as recommended by his teacher. Exactly what he needed.

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  • By Amazon Customer on 6 May 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Daughter used this book during lessons and passed with merit. Nice selection of tunes to work from, I think she is enjoying the Rockschool programme.

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  • By Yade on 2 February 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This was a recommended book. It does what it says on the book, this is ideal for beginner / intermediate students.

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  • By TanaP on 1 July 2012
    5.00 out of 5

    This product is very good as it gives you all the best pieces to play, which is inspired from very famous artists such as Usher, Ne-yo, My Chemical Romance, James Brown, Nirvana and Gorrillaz. There also the essential technical excercises such as Sight Reading, Ear Testing, Improvisation and Interpretation and General Musicianship Questions. There is also a great preview of what it like to do Grade 3. The only let down is that the CD which accompanies the book is not very sustainable so it can scratch very easily. Therefore, you need to watch out on what CD/Disc players you playing it on.

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