Drums Grade 3

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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

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.

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.

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
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
Reggae Island 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
Page 21
It has come to our attention that the previously used title ‘Rasta Monkey’ does not fit in with our values as an organisation. We would like to apologise for any offence caused through this title, which has now been changed to "Reggae Island".

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

Learn more about the Drums Grade 3 syllabus