Drums Debut

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The Drums Debut Grade book is packed with all the technique and theory you'll need to pass your first exam. You'll learn the techniques and theory that all rock and pop drummers rely on

What you'll learn at Debut Grade

  • Backbeat, quarter-note hi-hat, unison bass and snare work
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles
  • Playback skills

Purchase Options

The digital download includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. The digital download + E-Book Access additionally includes the access to the E-Book Interactive content. Hardcopy books can currently only be shipped to the UK. Learn more about your purchasing options.

We have published 2 versions of this edition; one version is more USA centric with some American English terms and background information referring billboard chart success rather than the UK charts. Please note that both versions of the book have everything you need for an exam and are both valid editions for when you enter for the assessment.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book + E-Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and E-Book (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £17.99 Add to Cart
Drums Debut | Hardcopy (UK Only) £19.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £15.99 Add to Cart
Yellow Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
My Name Is Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Untitled (How Does It Feel) Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
People Get Ready Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Rebel Without A Pause Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Full Rudder Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Z Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rattlesnake Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Big Ideas Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Hazee Daze Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Hoedown Track 12 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £4.49 Add to Cart

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Drums Debut features:

  • 6 new arrangements of iconic rock, pop, and contemporary music tracks from classic and contemporary artists & 6 Rockschool Originals
  • The most diverse selection of contemporary music ever seen in a syllabus making the Grades accessible to everyone without precluding any musical tastes
  • Fact Files: band and artist background information with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
  • All the essential music theory and technique you need to pass your exams
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
  • Eminem - My Name Is
  • D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel)
  • Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions - People Get Ready
  • Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.

Page 29
Sight Reading - CD track number was corrected to track 19. This is not relevant to books with downloadable audio. (Updated 8 February 2013)

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