Drum Kit From 2020. Grades 6-8

Drum Kit From 2020. Grades 6-8

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Everything a drummer needs to prepare for the performance and technical work components of Trinity drum kit exams from 2020. Encompassing a wider range of styles than ever before, the syllabus allows candidates to follow distinct stylistic pathways — jazz, funk, Latin, musical theatre — with arrangements of well-known works sitting alongside pieces specifically written for the syllabus by leading drum kit educators and performers. Performance notes are included for each piece, along with new technical work rudiments and exercises for each grade, and backing tracks are included as a free download.

Note: As of April 2023, Trinity’s Drum Kit & Percussion 2020-2023 Syllabus will no longer operate with an end date. Therefore, Trinity’s Drum Kit Exam Pieces 2020-2023 books will be valid indefinitely (subject to copyright) and any planned updates will be announced at least 12 months in advance. Trinity will be gradually amending the covers on these books upon reprint to ‘from 2020’, however there are books in circulation with the previous date range. In those cases, the change to syllabus arrangements overrides the dates printed on the cover of the book. Full information about current syllabus arrangements can be found at: https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/music/grade-exams/percussion

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  • Overture from La Cage aux Folles (Jerry Herman, arr. Chris Burgess)
  • Starsky and Hutch Theme ('Gotcha') (Tom Scott, arr. Mike Osborn)
  • Caravan (Juan Tizol, Irving Mills & Duke Ellington, arr. Clark Tracey)
  • The Genius (Clark Tracey)
  • Sept-a-Gone (Chris Burgess)
  • Five Six (Mike Osborn)
  • Couscous (Benny Greb, arr. Chris Burgess)
  • Tombo in 7/4 (Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, arr. Mike Osborn)
  • 7 for 7 (Clark Tracey)
  • Sunset Boulevard from Sunset Boulevard (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black & Christopher Hampton, arr. Chris Burgess)
  • Funk Junk (Chris Burgess)
  • Self Destruct (Mike Osborn)
  • Victory (Clark Tracey)
  • Grebfruit (Benny Greb, arr. Chris Burgess)
  • Overture from Gypsy (Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim, arr. Chris Burgess)
  • The Lingo (Clark Tracey)
  • Sucka Punch (Chris Burgess)
  • Battercada (Mike Osborn).