When I was a kid at school I had great fun learning to read and spell with flash cards. The easy to use cards made learning fun and were a powerful tool for learning and memorizing patterns of letters and words.
Learning about guitar and music gives plenty of opportunities to learn and memorize patterns and that's why I think Tempo Music Cards for guitar are such a great idea.
The first set of cards, 50 Essential Open Chords, is a pack of 50 flash cards complete with chord names, chord diagrams, guitar tab, note names and scale degrees presented in a clear, easy to read format.
Music Card GamesWith these music cards you can build your guitar skills in a number of ways. Here are just a few ideas.
- Review the cards to learn and memorize chord fingerings.
- Carry a card around each day to study one chord.
- Learn to recognize tab format for each chord to improve your tab reading.
- Learn how the chords are created by studying the note names and scale degrees.
- Pick out a set of cards for one key and shuffle them to practice random chord progressions.
- Shuffle a few cards to make up songs.
You can make up games with these cards to learn both with your guitar and when you don't have it handy, so you can make the most of time away from the guitar to build your skills.
Tempo Music Web SiteAs well as selling packs of cards the Temp Music Cards web site offers videos, articles, tips and games to help you get the most out of your cards. You can find some beginner videos showing you exercises to help you learn your first chords, and ideas for practice routines based around the cards.
What Next?Aaron Matthies, creator of Tempo Music Cards, has plans for more packs in the future. Aaron's planning on creating cards to help learn scale patterns, fingerings, and music theory.
But right now, he's concentrating on getting word out about the 50 Essential Open Chords. The pack costs US$12.99 at the time of writing and you can purchase it or learn more by visiting his Tempo Music Cards web site.