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(@greybeard)
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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.

Example

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(@scrybe)
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Cheers grebeard, I might have to hit you up for some of these once I've got my computer sorted.

Ra Er Ga.

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(@alangreen)
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Cool.

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

A :-)

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(@riff-raff)
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Cool.

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

A :-)

Try this.
https://www.guitarnoise.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=37340&p=342889#p342889


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If anyone is interested

Thanks... I would be interested.

Jim

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)


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(@misanthrope)
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Cool.

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

A :-)
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

ChordsAndScales.co.uk - Guitar Chord/Scale Finder/Viewer


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(@greybeard)
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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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(@alangreen)
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Nice one. So useful.

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

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"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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(@greybeard)
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Feel free, Alan.

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(@alangreen)
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Aaaaaaaaarrgghh!

Where's the avatar picture of the elephant's arse gone?

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk


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(@greybeard)
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Aaaaaaaaarrgghh!

Where's the avatar picture of the elephant's arse gone?
How dare you talk about my mother-in-law like that? :)

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


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(@jackss565)
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Very useful, thanks

Jack


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