Drums Grade 7

The Drums Grade 7 book will be essential if you're to pass the pro-level challenges in the Grade 6 exam, which include broken 16th-note rolls, Pataflafla, single and double ratamacues... Hey, you didn't think this was going to be easy, did you?

What you'll learn at Grade 7

  • Broken 16th-note rolls, 32nd-note rolls, ‘Amen Break'
  • Single strokes developed, paradiddle-diddles, Pataflafla, single and double ratamacues, 7- and 9-stroke rolls, Stylistic Studies
  • Playback and performance 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.

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Drums Grade 7 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
  • Mary J Blige - Family Affair
  • Tower of Power - What Is Hip
  • Richard Spaven - Law
  • Chase & Status - Control
  • Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
  • John Scofield - Techno
  • 6 Rockschool Originals
Page 31
Cry Me A River - Bar 49 of the written score has been amended to mirror the RSL audio performance, with inclusion of the ride and an amended kick drum, hi hat and tom pattern. Amended notation can be viewed in the digital download. (Updated 04 December 2019)
Page 63
Full English Breckerfest - Bar 17 of the written score has been amended to mirror the RSL audio performance. The last 8th note of the bar is now a ride, not a hi-hat. Amended notation can be viewed in the digital download. (Updated 04 December 2019)

Pages 5-10
Razorhead - The audio has been updated for the backing track that includes a click. See file: RGP G7 Razorhead (bt click).mp3 in the downloadable content. (Updated 21 March 2013)
How do I download the updated audio?
Pages 27-32
Full English Breckerfest - An unnecessary hi-hat closed symbol has been removed from bar 9. (Updated 22 April 2013)
Page 41
Technical Exercises – Group E: Rolls - In bar 2 the sticking of the second roll should be "LLRRLLRRL". (Updated 22 April 2013)
Page 43
Technical Exercises – Group F: Stylistic Studies – 2. Funk - The hi-hats on beat 1 of bars 6 & 8 have had closed hi-hat symbols added. (Updated 22 April 2013)
Pages 17-20
The Bean - Changes have been made to the bass drum pattern in Sections D and E (pp.18–19). Some 7/8 sections were rebeamed from (3+4)/8 to (4+3)/8. The walkthrough has been updated to reflect these changes. See file: RSK051226_Drums_G7_p18-20_29Jan2016.pdf in the _Errata folder of the downloadable content. (Updated 29 January 2016)
How do I download the updated audio?

Learn more about the Drums Grade 7 syllabus