Guitar music note flashcards are a great way to learn music. Get tips on how to use them in the video below.
How to Use Guitar Note Flash Cards
Using flash cards to learn music reading is a really effective way to learn. Practice naming the notes and verbalize the string and fret names on the guitar. But isn’t this old fashioned?
Since we are in an era where most people have a smart phone, you might think that flash cards are old fashioned. After all, you can download flashcard apps that will do the same as a card. This is true, however there is just something about having cards in your hand. Also, with the flashcard download or some of the sets that you buy, the answers can be on the back.
So, rather than use a smart phone app, perhaps the old-fashioned way is the best. Print the flash-card sheets on this page, then shuffle them to repeat notes that you are learning. You can either buy special cards for this if you want a nicer card and don’t want to spend time to make these. The link below has some options that you can choose from.
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Free pdf guitar music note flash cards
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Test yourself or your students with these treble clef note images. Note names are on the back if you print both sides.
Printout the free guitar music note flash cards that feature music notes printed on treble clef. Each “natural” music note has its own card included in the sheets. The notes covered go up to the 5th fret of the guitar. Sheets are arranged in pairs and the flip side of each pair lists string names, note names and fret numbers. This enables friends, parents and other relatives to use the card sized images to help someone to learn the notes.
Print the sheets double-sided thick paper if possible. Otherwise, glue separate front and back sheets together and let the glue dry before cutting up.
Cut up the sheets to create card sized images. Multiple images arranged on standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ (USA standard letter sized) sheets and there are line along which you should cut. Cut along the lines surrounding the images to create the card sized flash cards. Front sheets have notes and the backs have string names and frets.
How to Make Flash Cards From Printouts
After printing and cutting out the individual cards do the following to learn the note names.
- Select the cards for the notes that you or your student will practice.
- Shuffle and stack the cards with only the top one showing
- Play the note on guitar and name the note. Alternatively, name the string and fret number.
- Check the back of the card, if required, to confirm that the answer is correct.
- Go to the next card and repeat from step 3
By learning guitar notes this during the early stages of music reading will make playing from music more fluent and easier. Use this method for your own practice or for teaching. You can make up your own set from the pdf file on this page, or buy printed cards from the link below.