Drums Companion Guide

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The 2012–2018 Drums Companion Guide book features over 200 ‘unseen' test examples covering all the material at every grade, from Debut–8. Three audio CDs are included with the book. If you want to improve your exam performance or need extra study materials for students, this is the book for you.

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The digital download 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.

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The Drums Companion Guide features examples from the following tests:

  • Sight Reading (Debut–Grade 5): 36 examples
  • Improvisation And Interpretation (Grades 1–5): 36 examples
  • Ear Tests (Debut–Grade 8): 108 examples for fill playback and groove recall
  • Quick Study Pieces (Grades 6–8): 18 example pieces in varying styles from metal to Latin
  • General Musicianship Questions (Debut–Grade 8): 45 example questions
Media Book
Catalogue # RSK111201
Page 83
General Musicianship Questions - The first of the set of questions for Grade 3 has been amended to read: "Q. What types of notes are being played in bar 12?" (Updated 16 December 2019)

For the 2012-2018 Syllabus, we've combined 20 years of experience in rock and pop music education with some of the most sought-after session musicians to ensure our tunes are the most authentic on offer. We've listened to all your suggestions, critiques and improvements to compile our best syllabus yet.

  • By Rich on 28 December 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    A must when taking your grades - gives you so much more practice especially when doing your sight reading and rudiments

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  • By Miss D J T on 29 April 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    This book has been of great help while im preparing to do this grade. Particularly the ear tests sections. =)

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  • By Denise_JT on 13 April 2013
    5.00 out of 5

    Its a pity I couldn't just purchase sections for the actual grade I was preparing to do (grade 8). However, its a great resource to have to help students to get ready for their grade with the provision of extra CDs to help practice the ear tests.

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