Drums Grade 3

The Drums Grade 3 book will help you get to grips with improvisation and solo passages, as well as style-specific techniques such as the reggae one drop, in preparation for your grade exam

What you'll learn at Grade 3

  • Introduction of solo and improvisation passages, reggae one drop feel, syncopated pushes
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, flams, triplets
  • Playback and performance skills

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

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Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £14.99 Add to Cart
Play That Funky Music Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Standard Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
You Really Got Me Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Smooth Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Word Up Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Rapper's Delight Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Overrated Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Old Bones Blues Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Indecisive Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Maiden Voyage Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Rasta Monkey Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Fallout 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 3 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
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
  • Stormzy - Standard
  • Van Halen - You Really Got Me
  • Santana - Smooth
  • Cameo - Word Up
  • The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.


Pages 21-24
Rasta Monkey - Bass drum removed from beat 1 of bar 8 (Updated 7 August 2014)

Learn more about the Drums Grade 3 syllabus