Guitar Cards do more than make musical games possible. They also make connecting musical concepts easier. Demonstrate visually, physically and even numerically / analytically.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Give cards to your students one at a time, so that they can bring them home and practice with a minimum of overwhelm.
  • Point out patterns to students, such as how each key always has a full rainbow of colours. Help them notice how sharp and flat notes are always darker, like the black keys on a piano.
  • Make drills and exercises interactive by moving cards as the students plays, or signifying tempo changes by bouncing the cards in time.

With more advanced students, try analyzing songs or show how transposing songs between keys is easy with the circle of fifths.You can also play quizzes with your more visual hands-on students, to make sure they are understanding concepts;

  • Give them 6 out of the 7 notes in a scale and ask them to find the missing card.
  • Give them a full scale with an extra wrong card added in, ask the to find the odd one out.
  • Do the same with keys, chord progressions, pentatonic scales, etc.