Drums Grade 6

Drums Grade 6 earns you valuable UCAS points towards your university application; this book is your guide to the increasingly sophisticated theory and performance techniques you'll face in the grade exam.

What you'll learn at Grade 6

  • Time-signature changes, bass-drum doubles, polyrhythms, 6/8 trip hop groove
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, ratamacues, 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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Complete Digital Book + Replay PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and Replay (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £17.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £15.99 Add to Cart
Ziggy Stardust Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
I Got You (I Feel Good) Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Superstition Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Dutch Flowerz Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Rock The Bells Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Chameleon Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Mohair Mountain Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Pop It In The ToP Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Mind Sweeper Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Favela Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Space Future Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
You Can Call Me Miguel 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 6 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
  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
  • James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Skream - Dutch Flowerz
  • LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
  • Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
  • 6 Rockschool Originals
Page 31–36
Chameleon - Bars 26. 40 and 64: Beat 1 of each bar has been amended as follows: 8th-note kick > 16th note-snare > 16th note-kick (Updated 7 April 2021)
Page 43–48
Pop It In The Top - Bar 48: kick drum notes added on beats 3& (second eighth-note of beat 3) and 4e (second 16th-note of beat 4). (Updated 7 April 2021)
Page 11–14
I Got You (I Feel Good) - The cross stick snare in bars 26–29 (p.12) have been replaced with regular snare drum. (Updated 4 December 2019)
Page 19–24
Dutch Flowerz - Page 22, bar 48, beat 4: The snare and crash cymbal have been moved to the 'and' of beat 4. The upper voice of beat 4 is now as follows: eighth-note rest, eighth-note snare+crash The lower voice of beat 4 is unaffected. (Updated 4 December 2019)

Page 7
Mohair Mountain - The "To Coda" indication has been removed from bar 24 (p.7). (Updated 8 February 2013)
Page 37
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)

Learn more about the Drums Grade 6 syllabus