SCQF 3 Drumming

sqa1SCQF Level 3 Certificate – Pipe Band Drumming
National Progression Award Scottish Pipe Band Drumming
Cost:£30

Intended to allow beginners to assure themselves that they are learning correctly. Candidates will probably have been having weekly lessons for approximately six months.

1. Maintenance

Introduction to the care and maintenance of Snare, Bass and Tenor drums.

2. Snare Drum Practical
Candidates must demonstrate a basic competence in the following, using Sticks and Practice Pads:

a. Correct hand and stick position
b. Single Stroke beating
c. Counting in Simple and Compound Times
d. Counting in irregular groups in Simple and Compound Time
e. Counting in three Kinds of Time
f. Single Stroke work
g. Long Roll, both ‘open’ and ‘closed’
h. Five Stroke Roll both ‘open’ and ‘closed’
i. Seven Stroke Roll both ‘open’ and ‘closed’
j. Nine Stroke Roll both ‘open’ and ‘closed’
k. Paradiddle
l. Basic Monotones in Simple Time

 3. Theory
Candidates must be able to:

a. Name all notes and note values (duration)
b. Demonstrate the correct placement of notes on the stave
c. Demonstrate an understanding of what dotted and cut notes have on the note duration
d. Correctly write a treble clef on the stave
e. Understand the purpose of the bar line
f. Write out 4 bars of beatings from a tune with 2/4 Time Signature by copying onto manuscript paper from set music provided.

 Note: A PDQB qualification is also available at this Level for Bass and Tenor Drummers but it is not an SQA National Progression Award (NPA).  It is referred to as the PDQB Bass and Tenor Drumming Level 1 qualification, is certificated by the PDQB and does not carry national SQA currency. Candidates must cover the same Care and Maintenance and Theory requirements as the NPA and the following practical requirements:

Bass and Tenor Drum Practical
Candidates must demonstrate a basic competence in the following, using beaters (sticks):

a. Correct hand and Beater positions to Simple and Compound Time
b. Beater control
c. Counting in Simple and Compound Times
d. Counting in irregular groups to Simple and Compound Time
e. Counting in three Kinds of Time
f. Single Stroke work
g. Paradiddle
h. Basic Monotones in Simple Time