Drums Grade 2

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Your Drums Grade 2 book will help you master the new techniques introduced in the grade, including paradiddles, flams, triplets and more

What you'll learn at Grade 2

  • 8th note triplets, four-way coordination, syncopation
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, flams, triplets
  • 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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* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book + E-Book PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files, Supporting Tests and E-Book (Interactive Sheet Music Player) £17.99 Add to Cart
Drums Grade 2 | Hardcopy (UK Only) £19.99 Add to Cart
Complete Digital Book (US) PDF Sheet Music, Audio Files and Supporting Tests £15.99 Add to Cart
Losing My Religion Track 1 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Track 2 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Passionfruit Track 3 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Maggie May Track 4 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Georgia On My Mind Track 5 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Relegation Riddim Track 6 of 12 £3.99 Add to Cart
Bleach Track 7 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Dora And Bootsy Track 8 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Cuba Mama Track 9 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
For You Track 10 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Slipstream Track 11 of 12 £2.29 Add to Cart
Y'All 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 2 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
  • REM - Losing My Religion
  • Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Drake - Passionfruit
  • Rod Stewart - Maggie May
  • Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
  • Bugzy Malone - Relegation Riddim
  • 6 Rockschool Originals

There is no errata for this book.

Page 31
Technical Exercises – Group E: Fill - The reference to a triplet rhythm has been removed. (Updated 19 November 2012)
Page 31
Technical Exercises – Group E: Fill - The tempo of the fill has been corrected to 70 BPM. (Updated 22 April 2013)

Learn more about the Drums Grade 2 syllabus