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Rockschool Drums - Grade 8 (2012-2018)

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Our Price: £17.99    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, Downloads
Arrangement: Drums (DRUMS)
Series: Rockschool Drums 2012
Catalogue #: RSK051227
ISBN: 9781908920263


Key Features at Grade 8

  • Double bass drum, Advanced stylistic grooves, complex time signature changes and syncopation
  • Single strokes developed, alternative paradiddle-diddles, Swiss Army triplet, Pataflafla, single and double triple ratamacue, rolls, Stylistic Studies
  • Playback skills

Rockschool builds upon its 21 years of unrivalled experience in rock and pop examination by bringing you the 2012-2018 Syllabus. For this latest Syllabus, Rockschool have employed some of the most sought after professional musicians to ensure that their tunes are the most authentic on offer.

Drums Syllabus Features

  • Plot your stylistic specialism - follow your preferred style up through the grades
  • 6 Performance pieces, 6 varying styles
  • Fact files - band and artist background information with recommended further listening
  • Walkthroughs -  Hints and Tips on the tricky sections of the songs
  • Standard Notation
  • Online audio with full mixes & backing tracks (click & non-click)
  • Free Choice Element – You can select  2 free choice pieces in your exam
All Rockschool grades are fully accredited throughout the UK by the qualifications regulators of England (OfQual) Wales (DCELLS) Northern Ireland (CCEA) AND Scotland (SQA Accreditation).

Rockschool Drums - Grade 8 (2012-2018) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Overall rating
Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
9 out of 10


Bolton GB Musician and teacher
Useful and generally well written.
A bit expensive.
Confirmed purchase: 18 April 2016
Published on: 02 May 2016
10 out of 10


Norwich GB That I mix with
Includes a range of styles to incorporate most students
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 14 January 2015
Published on: 03 February 2015
10 out of 10


Yorkshire GB 13 /girl/ drummer
New syllabus is better than the old one, up to date pieces, clear tech exercises.
A teenie bit pricey.
Confirmed purchase: 04 November 2014
Published on: 18 November 2014

Musicroom Reviews

Rating Review
Customer Rating This is by far the most complete "sheet music with backing tracks" based method for learning and teaching drums.

Thanks to Rockschool for publishing great pedagogic resources and to Musicroom for being a 100% reliable seller with A+ customer service!

(Purchased Rockschool Drums Grades 1 - 8)
See more reviews by Juan D. Lopez - (Cali, Colombia (South America))

Customer Rating I can only pass on the enthusiatic comments from my grandson, who has just taken his Grade 7. On receiving the book, he rushed upstairs and could be heard drumming for hours! I think that it was a hit!

Customer Rating Really don't like the new rockschool grades. Each grade looks harder than last year. The improvised fills on the backing tracks are ridiculous and scare learners off. Everything I didn't like about rockschool grades is basically worse in these new pieces - overly prescriptive, charts don't require any multi counting, I could go on...

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 01/05/2012
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Publisher: Rockschool Ltd.

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