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Welcome to our Music Diary page for Classical 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.

Correct Guitar Hold

Correct Guitar Hold

Making sure you are holding your guitar and sitting correctly will help improve your playing.  Ms Crosby shows you how.

How to Tune at Guitar

How to Tune at Guitar

Miss Roulson shows you how to tune your guitar so you're ready to play

By the Light of the Moon and Merrily with GAB

By the Light of the Moon and Merrily with GAB

Two pieces for beginner guitarists.  Taken from the Musica Kirklees Guitarist Beginner Book and now with a helpful video tutorial.

Creepy Crawly Chromatics - Part 1 of 2

Creepy Crawly Chromatics - Part 1 of 2

The chromatic scale makes music that reminds us of creepy crawlies - here's an excercise for all the spidermen and spidergirls out there!

Part 1

Download E Chromatic Scale

Creepy Crawly Chromatics - Part 2 of 2

Creepy Crawly Chromatics - Part 2 of 2

The chromatic scale makes music that reminds us of creepy crawlies - here's an excercise for all the spidermen and spidergirls out there!

Part 2

Download E Chromatic Scale

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Everyone's favourite thing to eat, and now Ms Eady shows you how to play it too!

Left Hand Exercise Band C to D

Left Hand Exercise Band C to D

An exercise to use as for warm ups

Melancholy March

Melancholy March

A march in five parts.  More advanced players might like to try out the part in 5th position.

Memorising a Tune - 'Cobbler'

Memorising a Tune - 'Cobbler'

Top tips from Ms Crosby on how to play from memory

Rain Rain

Rain Rain

Practise this song with Ms Eady, ready for a rainy day!

Right Hand Freestroke pima with Moving Bass Line DAE

Right Hand Freestroke pima with Moving Bass Line DAE

Give your thumb a workout around the bass notes

Right Hand Position - pima with Free Stroke

Right Hand Position - pima with Free Stroke

Ms Eady shows you right hand finger positions using 'pima'

Walking Fingers

Walking Fingers

Give your fingers some daily exercise!

Warm Up Excercise - Copycat Games

Warm Up Excercise - Copycat Games

Warming up is an important part of your practice routine.  Here's how you can do it at home:

We Love String Three!

We Love String Three!

A worksheet and video tutorial for beginner guitarists.

Birdsong Improvisation for Guitar

A good piece for students to play at school or at home, with accompaniment or using the mp3 download backing track

Download Backing Track

Mother's Washing and Once a Man Fell in a Well

Follow the activities on the worksheet to learn two new pieces of music.  When you're familir with the pieces try playing along with the backing track.

Download Backing Track

Eminor Improvisation

A creative way to explore Eminor.  Once you've watched the video and downloaded the worksheet, try playing along with the backing track.

Download Sheet Music

Download Backing Track
Harmonics

Harmonics

Produce different sounds on your guitar using harmonics

Sakura

Sakura

Sakura is a Japanese song about blossoming cherry trees. Classical guitarists grades 1 - 5 can learn to play it using this sheet music, the worksheet and Ms Eady's YouTube video tutorial.

Download Solos

Guitar - 2nd Position Composing

A composition exercise for guitarists

Purple Heather

There are different parts for different abilities so please choose the part you feel comfortable with and play along with the backing track

Download Backing Track

Eminor Improvisation

A creative way to explore Eminor.  Once you've watched the video and downloaded the worksheet, try playing along with the backing track.

Download Sheet Music

Download Backing Track
Harmonics

Harmonics

Produce different sounds on your guitar using harmonics

Sakura

Sakura

Sakura is a Japanese song about blossoming cherry trees. Classical guitarists grades 1 - 5 can learn to play it using this sheet music, the worksheet and Ms Eady's YouTube video tutorial.

Download Solos

Guitar - 2nd Position Composing

A composition exercise for guitarists

Purple Heather

There are different parts for different abilities so please choose the part you feel comfortable with and play along with the backing track

Download Backing Track

Lascio ch'io pianga

An arrangement in 5 parts of the guitar.  Learn one (or all!) of the parts and play along with the backing track or with a musical member of your family

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Lascio ch'io pianga

An arrangement in 5 parts of the guitar.  Learn one (or all!) of the parts and play along with the backing track or with a musical member of your family

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Giuliani Arpeggios (I - XX)

A collection of free stroke exercises to help develop right hand technique using G7 and C chords.

Reward Chart

Reward Chart

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

Guitar Note Dictionary

Looking for a note?  Find them all here in these quick guides

Download Treble Strings