Drums Grade 4

Rockschool's Drums Grade 4 book is an in-depth guide to the expressive techniques that you'll be performing in your Grade 4 exam, such as Ghost snare, flams and ruffs and hand and feet patterns

What you'll learn at Grade 4

  • Solo and Improvisation passages, Ghost snare, rim shot, riding on the toms
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, Flams and ruffs, hands and feet patterns
  • Playback and performance skills

Purchase Options

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 £14.99 Add to Cart
Sweet Home Alabama Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Respect Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
In My Place Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Let's Dance Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Ready Or Not Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Scary Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Noisy Neighbour Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Cold Pants Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Attitude Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Nod Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Hammerblow Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Jahmake Ska 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 Grade 4 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
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Coldplay - In My Place
  • David Bowie - Let’s Dance
  • Fugees - Ready Or Not
  • Stormzy - Scary
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


Page 30
Technical Exercises – Group A: Single and Double Strokes - The sticking of the double strokes is incorrect and should read "RRLL" throughout – "RRRR" should not occur within the exercise. (Updated 8 February 2013)
Page 30
Technical Exercises – Group B: Paradiddles - Second exercise ("Triple paradiddle in 16th notes") – Bar 2, Beat 3: the cymbal notes should be ride cymbal (not hi-hat). (Updated 8 February 2013)

Learn more about the Drums Grade 4 syllabus