Rockschool Classics Drums Grades 6-8

The Rockschool Classics Drums Grades 6-8 Compendium book presents six of the world's iconic rock tracks. From Iron Maiden to Linkin Park, learn all the technique you'll need to play them in your exam, using the supplied audio, backing tracks and Fact Files.

Key Features at Grades 6-8

  • Time signature changes and syncopation
  • Single and double strokes, paradiddles, paradiddle-diddles, pataflafla, ratamacues
  • Stylistic studies
  • 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.

Title Price (GBP)
Complete Digital Book PDF Sheet Music and Audio Files £17.99 Add to Cart
Rockschool Classics Drums Grades 6 - 8 | Hardcopy (UK Only) £21.99 Add to Cart

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Drums Grades 6-8 Compendium features:

  • Six 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 Grades 6-8 Compendium repertoire:

  • Pearl Jam - "Even Flow" (Grade 6)
  • Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town" (Grade 6)
  • Yes - "Roundabout" (Grade 7)
  • Linkin Park - "In The End" (Grade 7)
  • Metallica - "Master of Puppets" (Grade 8)
  • Iron Maiden - "Run To The Hills" Grade 8)
Media Sheet Music, Downloads
Arrangement Drums (DRUMS)
Catalogue # RSK200080
ISBN 978-1-78936-016-5
Pages 34-37
Run To The Hills - The backing track audio (with click) has been amended so that the drums are removed. (Updated 15 July 2019)