Sight Reading 101
Flash Cards I: Learning the Notes
There are seven alphabet letters used to name musical notes.
A, B, C, D, E, F and G
It's time to memorize where these notes occur on the staff.
Here are the names of the notes as they occur on the staff:
Study this diagram and memorize the notes. Count the lines and spaces to help you memorize the
location of each note.
Next, it's time to use the Flash Cards program. This program is a great way to drill yourself and
learn the names of the notes on the staff. The cards will quickly improve your abilities to
How the Program Works
Begin the Flash Card program by clicking the "Start the Flash Cards" button near the bottom of
A flash card will appear displaying a musical a note. Below the card will be options of what
the note could be. Click on the note you think the card is showing.
If you're correct, you can move on to the next card.
If you're incorrect, you can either go back and try again,
or move on to the next card.
You'll be able to refer back to the staff image at the top of this page if you need help in the
It's important to try and recognize the notes as quickly as you can, so use this program as often
as you can so that when you're finished, you can quickly, and easily recognize all the notes.
If at any time you want to exit the flash card program, press the "Close" button.
Ok, that's it. Let's begin the Flash Cards!
When you've finished with the Flash Cards program, go ahead...
Course Directory |
The Staff |
Lines, Spaces and Ledger Lines |
Flash Cards I: Learning the Notes |
The Fret Board |
Reading Exercises On Each String |
Note and Rest Values |
Time Signatures |
Rhythm Exercises, Part I |
Triplets and Dotted Notes & Rests |
Rhythm Exercises, Part II |
Flash Cards II: Rhythm Values |
Rhythm Exercises, Part III |
Simple Melodies |
Glossary of Terms
Copyright 1999 T.A. Vieira, Jr.