Drums Grade 1

The Drums Grade 1 book is the essential companion to your Grade 1 exam. It covers fundamental techniques and introduces you to the core music theory behind six styles of rock and pop

What you'll learn at Grade 1

  • Moving between cymbals, open hi hats, syncopated accents
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles
  • Playback skills

Purchase Options

The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. Learn more about your purchasing options.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* 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 £14.99 Add to Cart
I Want To Break Free Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
In The Midnight Hour Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Soul Man Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Liberation Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Billie Jean Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Yeah Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Kaiser Roll Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Bend And Snap Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Jangle Road Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
West Coast Rollin' Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Deep Trouble Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Munky Fusic 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 1 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
  • Queen - I Want to Break Free
  • Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
  • Sam and Dave - Soul Man
  • Wretch 32 - Liberation
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Usher - Yeah
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


There is no errata for this book.

Learn more about the Drums Grade 1 syllabus