25 Jan Drum Exam Marks – New Year 2016
Many of the tutors we connect to students work through the syllabus of exam boards, such as Rockschool, to help their students achieve great drum exam marks like this:
Congratulations go to Ben (Muswell Hill) on his grade 3 pass. He has shown incredible dedication as he only started lessons a few months ago. Ben is really is pushing himself so early on in the lessons. As part of the exam you’re given the option to pick a free choice piece. Ben decided to perform AC/DC’s classic Back in Black. It’s a pretty great choice as it’s so well known but can trip you up if you’re not prepared! It’s a tough one as the piece has some tricky bass drum 16ths/semiquavers so well done to Ben!
Further congratulations go to Boni (Green Lanes) for a whopping 86% in her grade 2 exam. Boni’s tutor tells us she was surprised at the mark. Clearly she needn’t have been as all the practice she had been putting in was really paying off! Even though Boni is a pop fan, she opted for Black Sabbath’s Iron Man as her free choice piece. She chose this one because of the slightly complicated coordination between all three cymbals (ride cymbal, crash cymbal and hi-hats). Boni also got full marks in both her sight reading and ear tests. This is always a tough part of the test as you only get 90 seconds to prepare. Well done Boni!
And last, but not least, our congratulations to Sam who attained a merit in his grade 1 exam. Sam’s tutor tells us he has been working really hard to get to this point. He also performed another AC/DC track, Highway to Hell, for his free choice piece. Sam also chose to play Deep Trouble and Munky Fusic as his two other Rockschool pieces. Like Boni, he also achieved 10/10 in his sight reading test! It shows fantastic promise for the future, especially as he has already begun preparing for his grade two! Keep up the awesome work Sam.
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