Fretboard Flash Cards

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Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by greybeard » May 6th, 2008, 3:51 am

I made a set of flash cards, to help get to grips with the notes on the fretboard. There's one card for each fret on each string, so one note can appear on several cards. The note is in the bottom left hand corner, so that I can cover it with my thumb, but you could just as easily put it on the back of the card.

If anyone is interested, I can let you have the original picture, that I made. I have it in different formats, so that most people will have no trouble importing the data.

I created the original to print on standard 85mm x 54mm business cards - Avery, Zweckform, etc. all have card stock in this size. You don't need name brand stock, though, any will do. I use 250gm stock, to get the rigidity.

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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by Scrybe » May 6th, 2008, 8:17 am

Cheers grebeard, I might have to hit you up for some of these once I've got my computer sorted.
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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by Alan Green » May 6th, 2008, 9:16 am

Cool.

If you can get an automated version running under XP I'd probably buy it.


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Post by Riff Raff » May 8th, 2008, 7:45 am

Alan Green wrote:Cool.

If you can get an automated version running under XP I'd probably buy it.


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Post by geoo » May 8th, 2008, 8:01 am

greybeard wrote:If anyone is interested
Thanks... I would be interested.

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Post by Misanthrope » May 8th, 2008, 3:56 pm

Alan Green wrote:Cool.

If you can get an automated version running under XP I'd probably buy it.

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I'm planning on doing one in Flash sometime, but it's a couple of Flash-things down the list behind the revamp of the site... and at my current spare-time rate that'll be sometime around 2015 :roll:

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Post by greybeard » May 10th, 2008, 11:28 pm

Hi, you can download this zip file, which contains the image in several formats, so just about everybody can access it

http://freenet-homepage.de/greybeard/FlashCards.zip

With Firefox, you just need to left-click on the url.
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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by Alan Green » May 11th, 2008, 12:30 am

Nice one. So useful.

I might remove the dots from the neck layout for a Classical version.


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Post by greybeard » May 11th, 2008, 12:40 am

Feel free, Alan.
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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by Alan Green » May 11th, 2008, 12:42 pm

Aaaaaaaaarrgghh!

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Post by greybeard » May 11th, 2008, 1:04 pm

Alan Green wrote:Aaaaaaaaarrgghh!

Where's the avatar picture of the elephant's arse gone?
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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by DrunkRock » June 1st, 2008, 4:11 pm

It's a great format for sure!

Flash cards are certainly a useful aid for reading music, but I believe reading, reading, and more reading will do you more good.

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Post by greybeard » June 1st, 2008, 9:59 pm

DrunkRock wrote:It's a great format for sure!

Flash cards are certainly a useful aid for reading music, but I believe reading, reading, and more reading will do you more good.
It depends on how you learn and what works best for you. Flash cards will only take you so far, of course - eventually you have to tie the knowledge from the cards to sheet music.
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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by DrunkRock » June 4th, 2008, 4:56 pm

Have you thought of doing flash cards with the notes in different key signatures (instead of just C)?

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Re: Fretboard Flash Cards

Post by jackss565 » June 5th, 2008, 11:13 am

Very useful, thanks

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