Piano Flashcards

Download these flashcards to help you learn the names of the piano keys and how written music represents them.

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Flashcard No.1

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Flashcard No.2

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Flashcard No.3

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Learning the piano by reading music gets off to a sticky start - middle C (the first note in most piano 'methods') is a leger line in both clefs. It can be a long time before the pupil is on firm ground, but at least the picture is symmetrical.

The 'Play and say' is meant to be taken literally. You play and say C-D-E to 'get out of No Man's Land' into the treble clef. You anounce the significance of the E a third above middle C - it's 'the bottom line (note) of the treble clef'.

Then you climb up the line-note KEYS, naming them BY SIGHT. (Knowing which of the keys on the keyboard are 'line-note keys' is in itself an excellent clarification.)

Repeat going the other way, saying and playing C-B-A to get onto the bass clef. Announce "A is the top line (note) of the bass clef," then count off the five 'line notes' of the bass clef (actually 'line-note keys') GOING DOWN.

(Learning the bass clef line notes from the bottom up when the tutor methods all venture in from the top down is not the best idea.)

It's worth checking regularly for a few years that your pupils, of whatever age, really do have this 'visual fact' secure.

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Flashcard No.4

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Flashcard No.4 (method)

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This is the 'script' for the flashcard above. The teacher has this one - the one above is on the music stand.

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Flashcard No.5

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Since we seem condemned forever to start learning (and teaching) piano from middle C - a leger line in both clefs - anything that clarifies is welcome.

Knowing which are the piano keys are 'line notes' certainly helps - hence the shaded keyboards.

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Flashcard No.6

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Flashcard No.7

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Here's 'a little known fact': the leger lines of a clef - plus the top or bottom line of the five permanent lines - have the same names as the space notes of the clef.

This sometimes just 'tips the balance' into remembering.

Have these cards lying around your teaching room or earning space. Print a dozen - give them to your friends, use them as bookmarks, laminate them and use them as drinks coasters...

All those micro-seconds of uncertainty about that second space note up in the bass clef, those leger lines below the treble clef - add up to a not very good player. Grasp the nettle! Drill until you're speed-of-light - then you can get on with being a musician!

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