Rockschool Classics Drums Grade 5

The Rockschool Classics Drums Grade 5 book presents eight of the world's best rock tunes. From Lynyrd Skynyrd to Velvet Revolver, learn all the technique you'll need to play them in your Drums Grade 5 exam, using the supplied audio, backing tracks and Fact Files.

Key Features at Grade 5

  • Snare drum techniques: cross stick, rim shot, Texas shuffle, fourway coordination
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles
  • Flams and ruffs, rolls, hands and feet patterns
  • Playback and performance skills

Purchase Options

The digital version includes the book (PDF format), all tracks and supporting tests. 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.

Download Individual Tracks or Tests

* Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files. Learn more.

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Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music and Audio Files £13.99 Add to Cart
Rockschool Classics Drums Grade 5 | Hardcopy (UK Only) £17.99 Add to Cart

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Drums Grade 5 features:

  • Eight iconic rock tracks
  • Standard Drum Notation
  • Choose three pieces from Rockschool Classics to play in your Grade Exam or five to play in you Performance Certificate
  • Fact Files: band and artist background info, with recommended listening
  • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance on every track
  • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online

Rockschool Classics Drums Grade 5 repertoire:

  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"
  • System Of A Down - "Chop Suey"
  • Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe"
  • Paul Simon - "Late In The Evening"
  • Metallica - "Master Of Puppets"
  • The Who - "My Generation"
  • Iron Maiden - "The Number Of The Beast"
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Zephyr Song"
Media Sheet Music, Downloads
Arrangement Drums (DRUMS)
Catalogue # RSK200079
ISBN 978-1-78936-015-8

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