We’re very excited to announce that the new Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus will be launching in September 2017, with exams starting 1 January 2018.
As featured in the above video, Chris Walters and Justin Gartry – two of our Rock & Pop collaborators – help explain why the new Rock & Pop syllabus includes what it does…
‘The range of songs on the Rock & Pop syllabus is huge and that’s because the genre of rock and pop is really big and goes back many decades. We wanted to make sure that we represented all areas of it, and we also wanted to make sure that all the names you want to play are there, because that’s really what it’s all about’ – Chris Walters, Rock & Pop 2018 Consultant
This range of songs – covering an array of artists from David Bowie to Daft Punk, from Adele to AC/DC, and from The Beatles to The Black Keys – means that you can learn by playing the songs you know and love.
‘You never know what you’re going to get on a session, and you need to be able to improvise, but on the other hand sometimes you need to have a more specific knowledge of theory and be able to read a piece of music off the cuff without having ever seen it before’ – Justin Gartry, Session musician
The improvisation and playback session skills you’re examined on help you develop the skills that professional musicians like Justin rely on in their careers.
‘A Rock & Pop exam is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your musicianship, and of course you’ll also get really detailed feedback based on our carefully written assessment criteria that will really help you to continue to grow and develop as an artist. So, if you want to perform and if you want to get some really good feedback and recognition for what you do, then a Rock & Pop exam is for you’ – Chris Walters
You can achieve your goals by being marked by industry experts, and have the chance to gain qualifications that are recognised internationally.
We hope the video’s given you a good taster of what’s to come with the syllabus. Stay tuned for lots more, including videos about the songs on the new syllabus showcased by artists who’ve worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Basement Jaxx, Nicole Scherzinger and Florence and the Machine.
To find out more about the new Rock & Pop syllabus visit: trinityrock.com/2018
Rock & Pop 2018: Real Songs. Real Skills. Real Progress.