Rockschool Drums Grade 5

Rockschool Drums Grade 5


Drums Grade 5

The Grade 5 Drum exam is for candidates who have the intermediate skills and techniques and have developed an increasing sense of stylistic conviction. This is demonstrated through instrumental techniques, rhythmic complexity, coordination and balance of the kit and maturing solo and improvisation work. There are two types of exam available at Grade 5, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.

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