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Flash Cards for Learning to Read Music - Free to Download and Print

Awesome and easy to use flash cards for learning to read music

Updated for August 2017!

Learning to recognize notes on the staff is a necessary part of playing music from sheet music. We created some flashcards to help new learners memorize the names of the notes on the staff. The templates below are made to print easily on home or office printers. They are completely free to use and share (not for re-sale).
 

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Instructions for Use

1. Choose the version(s) of flashcards below that is(are) best for you.
2. Print out the pages on your home or office printer. Use regular 8.5 x 11 paper.
3. Fold the pages long-ways, and cut across the dotted lines.
 

 

Click on the image or link below
to view and print.

1. The original. For piano.

Flashcard templates for learning the notes

Bass and treble clefs with keyboards, and with bonus time value of notes cards. 

One side shows the notes on the treble and bass clefs. The other side shows the note name and where it can be found on the piano keyboard relative to middle C. This set also includes flashcards for time value of notes (whole/ half/ quarter/ eighth/ sixteenth). 10 pages; 39 flashcards.

Click to view and print the original flashcards for learning notes (for piano players) >>>

2. Complete set. Non-piano.

flashcards for non-piano

Bass and treble clefs without keyboards. Also includes time value of notes.

This template includes the notes on the bass and treble staffs, and also the time value of notes cards. It differs from the "Original" flashcards by not having the keyboards. 10 pages; 39 flashcards.

Click to view and print the flashcards for learning notes (for non-piano players) >>>

3. Treble clef only. 

treble clef flashcards

This set only contains the treble clef notes. There are no keyboards, and no time value of notes cards. 5 pages; 17 flashcards.

Click to view and print the treble clef flashcards only >>>

4. For guitar (Newly added)

Guitar flash cards thumbnail

Newly added for guitarists!

Learn to recognize the notes on the guitar. Also includes basic chords and common key signatures for guitarists. 4 pages; 20 flashcards.

Click to view and print the guitar flash cards >>>

5. Time value of notes only.

time value of notes

Contains the time value of notes: whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note. (These cards are also included in versions 1 & 2 above). 2 pages; 5 flashcards.

Click to view and print the time value of notes flashcards only >>>

6. Key signatures only.Key signatures flash cards

The cards are part of the new guitar flash cards, and are included with the guitar set (#4 above). Two pages; 10 flashcards.

Click to view and print the time value of notes flashcards only >>>

cutting flashcards like butter

 

Related:

Find a Music Teacher for Online Lessons
How to Begin Reading Piano Music, by Liz Turner -- this article inspired the creation of these flash cards! 
Our Pre-Screened Teachers for Beginner Piano Lessons
Our Pre-Screened Teachers for Beginner Violin Lessons
Our Pre-Screened Teachers for Guitar Lessons
More free guitar resources, including a chart with all the notes on the fretboard
[Originally posted September 2015; updated August 1, 2017]