At Grade 8, you can learn about single stroke fills and cymbal technique. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 7 Session skills.
Choose your songs from our song list, including one of the Technical focus songs that develop particular skills. There’s an option for you to play your own cover version of a song or, if you’re a songwriter, one of your own songs.
The Grade 8 Drums songbook includes everything you need for the exam – sheet music for six songs, performance tips, technical support and guidance on Session skills, together with a CD of demo and backing tracks.
Creating a laid back feeling
Players choose Playback or Improvising.
You’ll perform some music you haven’t seen or heard – you can sight-read from a song chart or play by ear from an audio track, or both.
You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.
Songs: Billion Dollar Gravy, Chuck E's In Love, Knights Of Cydonia, Rock Steady, That Golden Rule, YYZ
Our Rock & Pop syllabus includes a wide range of different musical styles, ranging from rock right the way through to boogie-woogie.
Trinity has launched a free, online tool which will make life a little easier for singers taking Rock & Pop Vocal exams. For those who want to
In between delivering workshops around the world and running exam sessions in the Middle East, Tyler Smith, our Rock & Pop Czar, has penned a n