GCSE Performance Pieces: Drums

GCSE Performance Pieces: Drums
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The GCSE Performance Pieces series provides exciting contemporary repertoire levelled specifically for GCSE performance examinations, accompanied by expert commentary to help your students prepare and achieve their potential with material they really want to play. Each book has been compiled by an experienced instrumental teacher/examiner, and overseen by our Series Editor, Andrew Coxon, who is a senior GCSE examiner and an experienced classroom teacher. The songs have been carefully chosen to provide students with the best opportunity to show off their instrument and skills, with a broad range of artists and styles to choose from.

This book for Drums:

is suitable for all exam boards
contains ten songs with a range of difficulty appropriate for GCSE level
is accompanied by a CD of professionally recorded backing tracks

It includes songs by:

Bon Jovi
Franz Ferdinand
Queens of the Stone Age
The Beatles
Sam & Dave
Foo Fighters
The Killers

A YouTube playlist has been created containing all the songs in the book, along with additional suggested listening such as interesting cover versions or other songs for cultural context, allowing the student to explore ideas for their own interpretation.


  • Come Together [The Beatles]
  • Don't Look Back In Anger [Oasis]
  • Joker & The Thief [Wolfmother]
  • Livin' On A Prayer [Bon Jovi]
  • Master Of Puppets [Metallica]
  • No One Knows [Queens Of The Stone Age]
  • Pretender, The [Foo Fighters]
  • Somebody Told Me [The Killers]
  • Soul Man [Sam & Dave]
  • Take Me Out [Franz Ferdinand]


Product IDCOBS012973825
Editor/Arranger Lederman & Andrew Coxon, Noam
Instrumentation Drum Set Solo
Publisher Rhinegold Publishing Ltd
Language Eng
Media Book
No of Pages64

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