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Welcome to our Music Diary page for Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice. We’ll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired.

Regular practice can be fun and will help improve your playing or singing.

Remember you’re in charge of your practice routine so you can work at your own pace. Keep working on new pieces or skills until you feel confident with them before moving on to the next challenge.

Most of these activities are suitable for electric and/or acoustic guitar players of any ability to explore.

 Click “Additional Activites and Resources” tab to access the Instrumental Update Worksheets to get the most from these activities in your practice.

Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds

Learn to play this classic reggae song with Mr Bateman.  Suitable for beginners.

Stuck in the Middle with You Strumming Practice

Stuck in the Middle with You Strumming Practice

Practise rhythm and chord playing, and learn a great song!

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Alternative Tunings - Part 1 of 3

Alternative Tunings - Part 1 of 3

Three videos to guide you round alternative tunings for your guitar.

Part 1

Alternative Tunings - Part 2 of 3

Alternative Tunings - Part 2 of 3

Three videos to guide you round alternative tunings for your guitar.

Part 2

Alternative Tunings - Part 3 of 3

Alternative Tunings - Part 3 of 3

Three videos to guide you round alternative tunings for your guitar.

Chord Shaping - Part 1 of 3

Chord Shaping - Part 1 of 3

Three videos from Mr Scriven sharing tips on shaping chords correctly and developing good shaping technique.

Chord Shaping - Part 2 of 3

Chord Shaping - Part 2 of 3

Three videos from Mr Scriven sharing tips on shaping chords correctly and developing good shaping technique.

Chord Shaping - Part 3 of 3

Chord Shaping - Part 3 of 3

Three videos from Mr Scriven sharing tips on shaping chords correctly and developing good shaping technique.

Acoustic Guitar Beginner Guide

Three short step-by-step booklets for absolute beginner ukulele players.  An ideal way for parents/carers and children to learn together, or to be used in the classroom.

Book 1 Book 2 Book 3

General Improvisation Tips - Part 1 of 4

General Improvisation Tips - Part 1 of 4

Videos from Mr Scriven to help you try out new ideas when improvising.

General Improvisation Tips - Part 2 of 4

General Improvisation Tips - Part 2 of 4

Videos from Mr Scriven to help you try out new ideas when improvising.

General Improvisation Tips - Part 3 of 4

General Improvisation Tips - Part 3 of 4

Videos from Mr Scriven to help you try out new ideas when improvising.

General Improvisation Tips - Part 4 of 4

General Improvisation Tips - Part 4 of 4

Videos from Mr Scriven to help you try out new ideas when improvising.

Soloing Over a Major Chord - Part 1 of 2

Soloing Over a Major Chord - Part 1 of 2

Guides to develop soloing skills for acoustic and electric guitarists.

Soloing Over a Major Chord - Part 2 of 2

Soloing Over a Major Chord - Part 2 of 2

Guides to develop soloing skills for acoustic and electric guitarists.

A major Pentatonic Scale

A major Pentatonic Scale

Now you know the scale it's time to get improvising!

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rock star Brian May from Queen's tutorial on one of their biggest hits:

String Bends

String Bends

A guide to developing string bending technique

Reward Chart

Reward Chart

Record your practice by colouring in this chart.  How will you celebrate when you've filled it all in?   

Electric Guitar Parts Wordsearch

A wordsearch using the names of parts of the electric guitar