Flash cards are one of the simplest, most versatile learning tools available. Students can use flash cards on their own, in pairs, or with parents. They can also be incorporated into small group games like memory or large group games like Around the World. And, with digital print flash cards, you can print and laminate one sturdy classroom set, or print a set for every student to practice at home.
In a music class or lesson setting, there are plenty of concepts that lend themselves well to flash cards. We want students to be able to recognize musical symbols, note names, intervals, and note values automatically, and flash card practice is a great way to get there.
Note Name Flash Cards. Whether they are studying piano, an instrument, or just learning to read music, note names are one of the first things students need to master. They can drill note names away from the keyboard with printable note name flashcards, available for treble, bass, and viola clef.You can always start with a limited range of notes and add flashcards as students’ knowledge expands.
Music Symbols and Terms Flash Cards. Beyond note names, there is much to learn in the language of music. This flash card set includes note names, note values, dynamic markings, rests, sharps, flats, and more. This set also includes an answer card for each flash card so that the cards can also be used for a memory or matching game.
Get Flash Frog™ Flash Cards | Music Symbols and Terms
35 Frog music symbol/ term cards
35 Lily pad answer cards
(12-page digital download)
Orchestra Instrument Flash Cards. Many music classes include a unit on orchestra instruments or musical instrument families. This flashcard bundle includes images of musical instruments from the woodwind, string, brass, and percussion families, and the sets can be used separately or combined.
Get Orchestra Instrument Flash Cards
44 flash cards (color and B&W)
Matching game for all 44 instruments
Percussion sorting game (sort based on how the sound is made)
Idea Sheets – some extra ideas for using flash cards!
(95-page digital download)
Intervals Flash Cards. Recognizing intervals quickly is a helpful skill for sight reading as well as accurate playing or singing. This cute and colorful flashcard set provides practice in naming both ascending and descending intervals. As with most sets, the card set can be limited or expanded to fit students’ learning pace.
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Contents: 92 intervals notated on the staff (2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, and octaves both ascending and descending) as well as 42 number intervals (the actual words “2nd”, “3rd”, etc.) are included, plus one blank staff set that students can use for interval notation. (24-page digital download)
Interactive Rhythm Flashcard Bundle. Our last flashcard set deviates from the traditional paper flashcard patter. These PowerPoint slides can be projected on a classroom interactive board or displayed on a computer for individuals/ smaller groups. These interactive flash cards help students practice reading various rhythms, as students clap, tap, or play the rhythms on screen.
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Contents: PowerPoint Presentation
(83-page digital download)
No matter what skill you music students need to review, there are probably music flash cards that can help! Equip them with the tools they need to master the material and lay a strong foundation of musical knowledge.
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