Kids Music Note Flash Cards
This app has been designed specifically for BEGINNER AGES 3 – 11. The faster a young student learns their notes, the more happy and successful they will feel in their playing!
Most music flash cards give a new student too many notes to learn and memorize. Instead of helping, it becomes confusing! As a teacher I’ve seen it a million times and I know that memorizing fewer notes at first is always better. The notes are separated into 3 smaller groups to make learning for a younger student even easier. When they feel comfortable, there is also an option to mix the position to practice naming “ALL Notes”.
Created by Berklee College of Music Alumna and multi-state certified teacher Elizabeth Farrell, this app provides beginning students with digital music note flash cards. Most music flash cards give beginners too many notes to learn and memorize. Instead of helping, it becomes more confusing! As a teacher, she has seen this many times and knows memorizing fewer notes at first is always better and easier. This app lets you choose from Treble clef, Bass clef or both to help in memorizing common first notes.
Amazingly simple and easy to use, it will give you the foundation needed as you start your music education.
About The App
The music flash card app provided here uses the first note positions a child can begin learning. Practice with one clef at a time, or choose all and get a randomized shuffle of never ending cards for you to practice. Overtime they can strengthen the basics and move faster in memorizing note positions. There is also a resources image that provides a reference with all the correct note names.
Why It’s Better
There are many ways to learn notes, but this app is designed to go anywhere you go with your smart phone. It’s basic beginner level designed for children ages 3-11 primarily. It lets you concentrate on memorizing notes in a smaller quantity enabling the child to start playing better, faster! Master the basics first, and see their progress take off! It’s mazing seeing the difference when children no longer have to “think” what note or position is in front of them and all they are doing is playing and mastering technique down.
Where to Buy the App
Available for the iPhone4 & 5 and Android Phones.
This app is specifically targeted at younger piano beginners. If you use this with your kids, thy will learn note names faster which will make learning easier.
This music note flash card app is different than others. It doesn’t contain a bunch of notes the kids haven’t learned yet…or won’t learn in their first or even second book. This will avoid a lot of confusion for a young child. The concept of how to name notes WILL come, but memorizing a few notes at a time is ALWAYS easier at first.
I always relate it to math, about 3rd grade, when you learn multiplication. The best thing is to MEMORIZE them, all of them. Then suddenly math is a million times easier. It’s the same thing for notes. 🙂
Your child will:
By learning just 3 sets of common beginner notes, your child will be able to quickly recognize and name treble and bass clef notes on the staff.
Why is this so important?
This is so important because you can break it down, and make it easier on a young child by starting to memorize “sets’ of notes one at a time, the same way method books do. Kids who memorize their notes fast, have more success early on than kids who do not have them memorized. While there’s much more to learn in music besides note names, this will make it tremendously easier for your child to start playing better, faster. When they feel successful they’ll really start to embrace music… which is what we want!
How you can use this:
Of course the most obvious way would be for either the child to practice on their own flipping through the digital cards and naming notes out loud, or even in their head, but there are more ways to use them, that might be a little fun.
Timed Challenges: In my experience kids love to get challenged! You can see how many right they get in 1 min, or 30 secs. any length of time will do, but keep track. Maybe you even set a goal… when they reach a certain number right in 1 min. they get to go out for ice cream, for example.
Buzzer: Another thing I’ve found that students have always liked is the “buzzer.” I have a free app I downloaded that makes a bunch of sound effects, one is a “buzzer” like you hear if you get something wrong on a game show, and another sound is applause. I have the kids try to name notes as fast as they can, and they either get buzzed or applauded. They love the sounds, so it always gets a smile 🙂
Playing the Notes: This last idea requires parents to know a little about music too! Parents would have to know where the notes are located on the piano. Many of you already do, because you’ve been helping your young musicians learn from day one, but if you don’t know, just check out their lesson books, they have all the answers!
Here’s what you do: Use the digital flashcards to actually play the note on the piano, instead of saying the letter name. I like them to do this silently and just play the correct note, so they get used to processing the information in their heads, but you can have them play & say the note at the same time as well. You can split it up by Treble or Bass or do both. This works especially well with both clefs because they’ll have to use the correct hand on the correct note. Some books, like Bastien focus on finger Positions that stick around for a while, but you can tell your child to play every note just with one index finger. this way they don’t rely on a “hand position” to locate a note.
– App does NOT contain ads.
– App does NOT collect your private information.