Instrumental resources

String resources

Upper Strings


ABRSM has a free Speedshifter app which is useful and there are some paid apps for string practice of ABRSM grade material

Violin Practice Partner is a an app which provides a simple way to make practise pieces for your ABRSM exam in a musical, enjoyable and fun way. It is useful for anyone learning or teaching pieces from the ABRSM Violin Exam Pieces 2016–2019 at Grades 1–7.

Cello Practice Partner is a simple downloadable app - to make practising pieces for your ABRSM exam more musical, enjoyable and fun. It is useful for anyone learning or teaching pieces from the ABRSM Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023 at Grades 1–5.

Kathy & David Blackwell

These downloads on the Blackwell’s site are really useful for string players

Ros Stephen

We can recommend Ros Stephen’s YouTube channel for violin practice – she’s got a good tutorial on how to tune the violin and lots of useful practice-along videos too

Simply Tuner

Simply Tuner is a free, ad-free app, for tuning violin, viola and cello. It will take you through everything you need to tune your instrument accurately and safely, even if you’ve never tried it before.

Trinity College

Discover a range of resources to support Trinity’s new String Syllabus.


Trinity College

Discover a range of resources to support Trinity’s new Classical Guitar syllabuses.

Discover a range of resources to support Trinity's new Acoustic Guitar syllabus.


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Junior rockers can get stuck into a free 16-page Rockschool activity pack, crammed full with fun activities, including imaginative colouring exercises, engaging word searches and crosswords, troublesome mazes, and entertaining dot to dot puzzles.

We’ve compiled 12 chords that will give you the ultimate introduction to playing a wealth of songs on the instrument, as well as kick-start your journey towards Rockschool debut & grade 1 Ukulele. We recommend printing these off and either sticking them on your wall or putting in your music bag so you can refer back to these chords whenever and wherever you need them!
We’ve consulted some of the best ukulele experts around to create our FREE downloadable 7-step guide to learning the ukulele. Featuring guides and video to help you hold, strum, and pick your ukulele correctly, chord diagrams to get you playing your first few songs, and extended reading once you’ve got the basics nailed down.

Ukulele Rocks

A great site for all you ukulele players out there.