This book contains everything a drummer needs to prepare for the performance and technical work components of Trinity drum kit exams from Grade 3 to Grade 5 in 2020-2023. Encompassing a wider range of styles than ever before, the syllabus allows candidates to follow distinct stylistic pathways – jazz, funk, latin, musical theatre – with all performance pieces at this level specifically written for the syllabus by leading drum kit educators and performers.
Performance notes are included for each piece, along with rudiments and new exercises for each grade.
Joyspring (Clifford Brown, arr. Clark Tracey)
Mean Beanz (Chris Burgess)
Bossa Favour (Mike Osborn)
The Double Bubble Duchess from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, arr. Chris Burgess)
Olé! (Mike Osborn)
Three Line Whip (Mike Osborn)
Spain (Chick Corea & Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Clark Tracey)
Helpless from Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Chris Burgess)
Film Noir (Mike Osborn)
Algo Latino (Clark Tracey)
Step It Up (Chris Burgess)
Kerfuffle Shuffle (Mike Osborn)
The Buddy System from City of Angels (Cy Coleman & David Zippel, arr. Chris Burgess)
Snidey Kitten (Mike Osborn)
Where’s Juan? (Mike Osborn)
Footprints (Wayne Shorter, arr. Clark Tracey)
Gimme Five (Chris Burgess)
Barrak’s Boogie (Mike Osborn)
Alternative pieces can be found in Raise the Bar Drum Kit.