Free Printable Flashcards 
for Guitar 

Free printable flashcards for your guitar students! Ordinary flashcards won't work for them, because the lowest notes for guitar players don't show up in standard music flashcard sets at all. 

What's a good way to use these cards?

One of the best ways to use these flashcards the first few weeks is just to spread them out, all mixed up, on the floor, then ask your student to arrange them in order from lowest to highest.

The cards need to be sturdy to put up with this kind of treatment, so I like to print them on cardstock, which goes through my home printer just fine (one sheet at a time). 

free printable flashcards for guitar


Find the cards that match the guitar's open strings

Pull out of the set just those cards that match the open strings.  See if your student can arrange those cards from highest to lowest, then have them pluck the strings that correspond to the cards. Then mix the cards  up again, and see if they can still find the right strings!  

If they can name the open string cards, then the cards around them start to come into focus a bit. 

treble clef flashcards


Download free printable flashcards for guitar 

Match the cards to frets on the guitar neck.  Have them work their way up the fretboard using the cards (I suggest going in order at first), asking THEM to name the fret and card aloud.

Print extras for the missing notes.  What do I mean, missing notes?

Well, what about the "accidentals" - notes with sharps or flats?  I didn't make any of those, but it's easy to print an extra set of these free printable flashcards and draw those necessary notes.  String 1, fret 2 is F sharp (F#) - a very important note even in beginning music.  The same is true with string 2, fret 2 C sharp (C#).

There are lots of ways to use flashcards for guitar - your own knowledge of your student's needs will probably suggest little games to play.  Just keep it fun!





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