Flash Cards for Bass Lessons
Today I was teaching a Bass Guitar student in Danville how to read music with use of color coded flash cards. My beginning bass student has been reading music using Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 1 with CD. In the past, he had been writing the name of the note above each note on the staff and never learning how to actually read standard music notation. He was getting very frustrated as he was not seeing any progress in learning to read music. So, I recommended to make life simple and put the bass down and practice with music flash cards for bass clef.
The flash cards covers clefs, time signatures, notes, rests, melodic and harmonic intervals and key signatures. In one week my student was reading standard music for bass clef without the aid of pencil markings above each note. Building guitar and bass guitar confidence is what guitar confidence.com is all about.
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