Free Printable Flashcards
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.
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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 card stock, which goes through my home printer just fine (one sheet at a time).
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.
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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!
The download link:
Download free printable flashcards for guitar
Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church? Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!
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Beginner piano songs for young kids are even EASIER when the tune is familiar, and the words are fun or even silly! "Found a Peanut" fits the bill.
God is So Good lyrics and sheet music, now with two new versions. This simple and sweet hymn is perfect for beginning musicians.
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Queen Esther in the Bible
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.