Rockschool Drums Grade 8

Rockschool Drums Grade 8


Drums Grade 8

The Grade 8 Drum exam is for candidates who have mastered advanced technical control and have a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 8 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, consummate execution of rhythmic complexity, mature and creative stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a commanding sense of communication and performance. There are two types of exam available at Grade 8, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.

Key Features at: Grade 8

  • Double bass drum, advanced stylistic grooves, complex time­-signature changes and syncopation
  • Single strokes developed, alternative paradiddle­diddles, Swiss Army triplet, pataflafla, single and double triple ratamacue, rolls, Stylistic Studies
  • Playback and performance skills