Drum Kit and Percussion
Drum Kit and Percussion Syllabus 2020-2023 now available
Valid from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023
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Enter for a Drum Kit and Percussion exam
There are two ways to book an exam:
Please note: you should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted. Please see Information and Regulations and Syllabus infringements for more information.
Supporting Drum Kit and Percussion publications
The following books supporting the syllabus are now available:
- Raise the Bar Drum Kit books
- Drum Kit exam repertoire (Initial-Grade 8) available as book and audio
- Introducing Percussion available as book and audio
- Introducing Drum Kit available as book and audio
- Sound at Sight Drum Kit books
- Unpitched Aural: Specimen tests for Drum Kit book
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The Percussion Syllabus 2017-2019 and overlap arrangements
There will be a one-year overlap between syllabuses during which time candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from either the 2016-2019 or 2020-2023 syllabus, but not a mixture of both. There are no changes to the supporting tests.
Free downloadable guidance for Improvisation and Musical Knowledge can be found on our supporting tests page.
Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet.
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