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 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.

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* 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 £15.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book + Replay PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and Replay (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £17.99 Add to Cart
Family Affair Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
What Is Hip Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Law Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Control Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Cry Me A River Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Techno Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Razorhead Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Buena Havana Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
The Bean Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Eastern Adventure Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Full English Breckerfest Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Kita's Five Track 12 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Supporting Tests Tests and Audio Files £5.99 Add to Cart

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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

There is no errata for this book.

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?

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