Rock & Pop Syllabus changes - FAQs


Q: What song substitutions has Trinity made?

A: The following substitutions have been made to the song lists in Trinity’s Rock & Pop 2018 syllabuses:


Original song

Replacement song

Bass Grade 4

My Sharona – The Knack

The Riverboat Song – Ocean Colour Scene

Drums Grade 6

My Sharona – The Knack

Ghost Town – The Specials

Guitar Grade 4

My Sharona – The Knack
(technical focus song)

She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
(technical focus song)

Vocals Grade 4

Only Girl (in the World) – Rihanna

Torn – Natalie Imbruglia


Q: Why has Trinity made these song substitutions?

A: We normally try to avoid making changes to published syllabus repertoire, but there are instances where changes are unavoidable. We appreciate that changes to published repertoire may prove disruptive for learners and teachers, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Q: I’ve been learning one of the songs that’s been substituted. Can I still play this in my exam?

A: Yes. We will continue to allow these songs to be performed for the time being, although this may change in the future. For updated information please go to /contact-us and subscribe to our email updates.


Q: Can I still teach the songs that have been substituted?

A: Yes, although it is possible that we may stop allowing these songs to be examined in the future, so we would encourage you to move across to the substitute songs or another song within the revised syllabus as soon as possible.


Q: The book and associated audio download I have purchased doesn’t include the substitute song. How do I get this?

A: Please go to where you can enter your book code to download the audio and a PDF of the substitute song.


Q: Will the substitute songs be available in the app?

A: Yes. The substituted songs will be available in the app both individually and as part of updated instrument / grade bundles from the beginning of April 2018.


Q: I have purchased one of the substituted tracks in the Play Trinity Rock & Pop app. Do I now need to purchase a replacement song?

A: It is not necessary to purchase a replacement song since the substituted songs are still admissible in the exam.


Q: I have purchased a track bundle in the Play Trinity Rock & Pop app which doesn’t include the substituted song. How do I get this?

A: The new songs will be available for purchase through the app both as single songs and as part of updated bundles for the affected instruments / grades.





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