Rockschool Drums - Grade 8

Books and Digital Audio | Drums

Publisher: Rockschool Ltd.
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

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).

ISBN: 9781908920263
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 01 May 2012
Language: English
Catalogue No: RSK051227

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

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        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

        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!
        Anonymous - (Didcot, United Kingdom)
        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)
        Anonymous - (Cali, Colombia (South America))
        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...
        Anonymous - (Southampton, United Kingdom)

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