Drums Level 3

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Overview

The Grade 6 Drum exam is for candidates who have begun to develop advanced technical control and have a competent grasp of stylistic techniques. At Grade 6 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, execution of rhythmic complexity, creative and stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a secure sense of communication and performance. There are two types of exam available at Grade 6, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.

The Grade 7 Drum exam is for candidates who have developed advanced technical control and have a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 7 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, 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 7, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.

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.

Who can join this course?

• The Course is for candidates who have appeared and passed Grade 5 exam from any music examination board.
• Candidates who want to pursue music as a career choice
• Candidates who seeking international certificate for admission through ECA quota in universities.
• Candidates who want to secure UCAS points for admission n foreign university.
• Candidates who plan to become music teacher.

Requirements

• Computer/Mobile/Tablet/Laptop
• Earphones/Buds
• Printer
• Music Stand
• Drum Sticks
• Electric or Acoustic Drum kit

Learning Objectives

Grade 6
• Time­signature changes, bass­drum doubles, polyrhythms, 6/8 trip hop groove
• Single and double strokes, paradiddles, ratamacues, rolls, Stylistic Studies
• Playback and performance skills

Grade 7
• Broken 16th-¬note rolls, 32nd¬-note rolls, ‘Amen Break'
• Single strokes developed, paradiddle¬-diddles, Pataflafla, single and double ratamacues, 7¬ and 9¬-stroke rolls, Stylistic Studies
• Playback and performance skills

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