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Drums Hot Rock: Grade 3 (Book & CD) Paperback – 1 Jan 2009


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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Rockschool (1 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902775767
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902775760
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 0.8 x 30.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jax on 1 July 2010
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this is a awesome book which is easy to follow nicely laid out and has good songs in it. The CD is also perfect with count ins. BUY THIS BOOK if your looking for good songs and easy to read notations!!!!
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Originally a piano player, I have picked up a skepticism when it comes to buying drum books. With the piano, song books consist of music which are songs in and of themselves. I have always been wary of "play along" books and videos. However, having taken up the drums, I have accepted that this style of playing is by far the most common, the most fun, and the most motivating.

This book consists of around 8 tracks; initially it doesn't seem like much, but the book is structured in a very clever way. Each song is split up into two versions; the full version and a condensed version. The condensed version has subtle variations on some of the tracks, in order to incorporate a wider variety of techniques. Furthermore, the condensed version is suitable for the 'free choice' selection of most drum exams. There is, of course, a CD to play along to with the condensed versions. Each condensed song has another 3 varieties on the CD; a version with no drums, a version with live drums, and a version with a click track. There is a second CD containing the full tracks; for each song on this CD, there is a version with live drums and a version with a click track.

The book is great for playing along to rock tunes without having to resort to tab; the music is laid out on a stave and uses the expected notation. 8 songs might not seem like much on paper, but to a player of the correct level, it will take some time to master and then plenty more time to enjoy. I would actually recommend this book to players of skill grades 1 - 3; there's nothing wrong with overreaching a little bit, and the concepts taught at level 3 are not particularly difficult to pick up whether formally taught or not.
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By Eamon Mann on 24 May 2012
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My son has been playing drums for a number of years and has been following a series of rock drums grade books. These grade books have been a good start for him, but use "made up" songs. This series combines good technical challenges but with well known songs - helps to encourage practice.
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