PRACTICE ROOM - ROCK & POP 2018

Resources to help you understand what the Rock & Pop syllabus is all about.

On this page:
Introduction to the Rock & Pop syllabus
Example Rock & Pop 2018 songs
The Rock & Pop exam experience
Why teach Rock & Pop?
Why Session Skills?
Spotify playlists

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROCK & POP SYLLABUS

Introducing our Rock & Pop 2018 exams for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals. For exams starting 1 January 2018, the new Rock & Pop syllabus features brand-new song lists now with an even wider a range of well-known rock and pop music to choose from, to allow you to demonstrate your individual musical style by playing songs you know and love.

EXAMPLE ROCK & POP 2018 SONGS

The Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus features hundreds of songs by well-known artists and each song comes with a professionally recorded backing and demo track. Watch professional session musicians putting their spin on some of these tracks to get a feel for what the music on the syllabus is like.

THE ROCK & POP EXAM EXPERIENCE

Get a student's-eye-view of the Rock & Pop exam experience by following student Jobe Hart as he takes his Grade 6 Drums exam. Filmed by Jobe and his brother Felix on GoPro cameras, this video will give you a feel for what a Rock & Pop exam might be like.

WHY TEACH ROCK & POP?

Hear from teachers at Music Station in the UK about why they enjoy working with the Trinity Rock & Pop syllabus for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals.

WHY SESSION SKILLS?

Find out what the session skills part of our Rock & Pop exams for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals involves and how it works. Hear from teachers, students and professional musicians about why improvising and playback skills are so important to develop.



SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS

The artists’ original versions of our Rock & Pop 2018 songs are all in one place in our Spotify playlists. If you don’t already have a Spotify account, it’s free to set one up. Follow us and our playlists on Spotify to easily find them again.




UK Music & Drama Access Fund


Each year the Music & Drama Access Fund provides small grants for Trinity candidates based in the UK and Ireland who experience barriers to accessing music and drama education and our qualifications. The grants can be used to help these candidates achieve one of our music or drama qualifications.

The next round of applications will open on Monday 11 January and close on Friday 12 February 2021. For more information, please visit the Access Fund UK page of the Trinity College London website or email the Access Fund Manager: accessfund@trinitycollege.co.uk



"IT'S REALLY NICE HAVING THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU LIKE ... IT'S HELPED ME DEVELOP AS A MUSICIAN."

JOSHUA, GRADE 7 GUITARIST

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