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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

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).

Updated: Based on some feedback from folks on Facebook and Pinterest, we created three additional versions of the flash cards! If you see ways these could be improved further, let us know in the comment section below or on our social accounts. We appreciate the feedback we've already received and hope you find these useful. :-)

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. 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 >>>

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[Originally posted September 2015]