Drums Grade 1

4.80 out of 5

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 The digital version + Replay additionally includes the Replay interactive sheet music player. 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 + Replay PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and Replay (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £16.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) 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

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There is no errata for this book.

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  • By Joe cachero on 14 March 2019
    5.00 out of 5

    Excellent for beginners.

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  • By seabee on 8 January 2019
    5.00 out of 5

    My grandson's drum teacher told him to get it to take his Grade 1 drums exam. He's delighted with it.

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  • By lorraine edwards on 4 December 2018
    4.00 out of 5


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  • By ClareR on 14 November 2018
    5.00 out of 5

    This was bought for my 11 year old son to help him with his drumming lessons at school. He chose this book & has found it very useful & helpful for him.

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  • By Sazzle on 4 November 2018
    5.00 out of 5

    My son is working towards his Grade 1, and this book is vital for that. He seems to be getting along with it really well, and understands it (which is a good job, as I don’t think I’d be much help!).

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