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Drum Kit & Percussion Syllabus 2020-2023

WHAT’S CHANGED?
Drum kit
◗ Initial exam now available

◗ New repertoire books, featuring a wide range of new pieces and arrangements

◗ Backing tracks and demos available to download or stream

◗ New rudiment exercises

Orchestral percussion
◗ Initial exam now available

◗ Technical work may now be performed on tuned percussion, snare drum or timpani

◗ Candidates now choose the instrument for sight reading tests

Tuned percussion, snare drum and timpani
◗ Initial exam now available

◗ Repertoire refreshed at all levels

◗ Additional study options

◗ Orchestral extracts option now available for technical work at Grades 6–8

◗ New technical work exercises for timpani, in place of the tuning test

◗ Revised scales & arpeggios requirements for tuned percussion at Grades 6–8

◗ Additional information is now included to help with choosing pieces: number of mallets
required for each tuned percussion piece, instruments for Grades 6–8 tuned percussion
pieces, and number of drums required for each timpani piece

OVERLAP ARRANGEMENTS
This syllabus is valid from 1 January 2020. The 2017–2019 syllabus will remain valid until

31 December 2020, giving a one year overlap. During this time, candidates may present
pieces and technical work from the 2017–2019 or the 2020–2023 syllabus, but not both.
Candidates should indicate which syllabus they are presenting on the appointment form
handed to the examiner at the start of the exam.

Download New Syllabus here: https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/music/grade-exams/percussion/