These piano flash cards are included in our Classic Series: Volume 1 book and available here, separately.
- 48 piano flash cards presented on 6 sheets.
- Contains 24 staff notes, 12 dynamic and 12 tempo marks.
- Answers or descriptions presented on backside.
- Cardstock paper for durability and ease of use.
- Easy cut-out guidelines.
- Included in Classic Series: Volume 1 and available here, separately.
- Great for beginning students and teachers using alternative teaching methods.
Below are the directions for “Flashcard Activity #1”, taken from our Classic Series: Volume 1 book. Here the student learns the 12 treble clef natural notes on the grand staff. Some statements refer to associated theory and activities given in the book. Still, these instructions are a helpful template in learning other types of flash cards.
“Purpose: To instantly recognize treble clef, white key notes and their matching keys.
1. Cut out the 12 treble clef flashcards located at the back of this book.
2. Shuffle the cards and place the stack on the piano desk (the area where the music is placed), with the grand staff side facing you.
3. Remember to use F-A-C-E and steps and skips to find each note name.
4. For each card, first say the name of the note shown, then play the correct key on the keyboard with your right hand as these notes are in the treble staff. Keep this hand on the keyboard at all times. Move the cards aside with your left hand.
• Do not move your right hand until you see the correct key on the keyboard.
• Use the finger closest to each answer, with correct posture.
• Do not let the wrist drop, especially when playing finger 5.
5. Check your answer on the back side of each card. If correct, go on to the next card. If incorrect, review the Treble Clef Flashcard Guide until the mistake is understood and corrected.
6. When you are consistently sure of your answers, do not turn each card over and start to increase the speed of your answers. Begin Note Activities #10 – 12, on the following pages, to assist memorization.
7. Do Flashcard Activity #1 at least three times at each practice session. Reshuffle the cards each time. Continue this activity until you can play each card quickly and accurately on the first try, without thinking about the note’s name or its location on the keyboard. Then, maintain these cards, once per practice, until you begin Flashcard Activity #3.
Note: If you are having trouble, do one or more of the following, as needed.
• Separate the line note cards from the space note cards and study each group of 6 cards separately. Then shuffle them together and do all 12.
• Only say the names of the notes until no there is no hesitation. Then go back to saying and playing the keys.
• Say “high”, “low”, or “middle” until you recognize the difference between, for example, the high D and the low D on the treble staff or that B is in the middle of the staff and so in the middle of the flashcard key range.”