These piano flash cards are included in our Classic Series: Volume 2 book and available here, separately.
- 66 piano flash cards presented on 11 sheets.
- Contains 48 sharped and flatted staff notes and 18 ledger-line notes within and outside the grand staff.
- Answers or descriptions presented on backside.
- Cardstock paper for durability and ease of use.
- Easy cut-out guidelines.
- Great for intermediate students and teachers using alternative teaching methods.
Below are the directions for “Sharps Activity #4 – Flashcards”, taken from our Classic Series: Volume 2 book. Here the student learns the 24 treble and bass clef sharped 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 and bass clef sharped notes and their matching keys.
1. Cut out the 24 sharps flashcards (12 treble clef and 12 bass clef) located at the back of this book.
2. Shuffle the cards and place the stack on the piano desk with the grand staff side facing you.
3. For each card, first say the name of the note shown (example: “C sharp”), then play the correct key on the keyboard with the correct hand. Use your right hand for notes in the treble staff and left hand for notes in the bass staff.
• Do not move either hand until you see the correct key on the keyboard.
• Maintain correct posture.
• Do not let the wrist drop, especially when playing finger 5.
4. If needed, check your answer on the back side of each card. If correct, go on to the next card. If incorrect, review the previous sharps theory until the mistake is understood and corrected.
5. When you are consistently sure of your answers, do not turn each card over and
start to increase the speed of your answers. Do Sharps Activities #5 – 8 on the following pages to assist memorization.
6. Do Sharps Activity #4 at least two 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.
Note: If you are having trouble, do one or more of the following, as needed.
• Separate the treble clef cards from the bass clef cards and study each group of 12 cards until there is no hesitation or error in either group of cards. Then shuffle together and study all 24 cards.
• Only say the names of the notes until no hesitation. Then go back to saying and playing the keys.
• Separate the line note cards from the space note cards and study each group of 12 cards separately. Then shuffle together and study all 24 cards.”