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SYLLABUS

These are the books you will need to purchase for private lessons.

Each student will work through a book in the following four topics:

Rockschool grades, Reading, Technique, Drumset

1. Rockschool

Rockschool Drums Grades will prove your ability, improve your playing, expand your knowledge 

- and earn an internationally recognised qualification by playing the instrument you love. 

Learn all the techniques you'll need to cut it in any session or on any stage in the world of rock and pop.

Each Rockschool grade contains songs, technique, sight reading, improvisation and ear training.

In our lessons we will choose a suitable grade to work on.

At the completion of each grade students will have the option to enrol for exams.


2. Reading

Syncopation

Voted second on Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books in 1993, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.


3. Technique

Stick Control George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it first in the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving "control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.