Small music flash cards

Mini Flash Cards

Years and years of flipping flash cards for the One Minute Club has left its toll on my old set of mini flash cards. I needed a new set, and while I was at it, I made a few changes. I moved up the placement of the staves so that my thumb has a place to hold the card without covering the bass notes. Then it popped into my head that some of my students with learning problems might do better if the bass and treble clefs are different colors. So far it’s really helped. Let me know if you think it’s a good idea, too. Of course, you can always print them on the same color card stock. I do not recommend laminating these cards if you plan to use them for speed.

The nice thing about mini flash cards is that they can sit on your piano all the time and not get in the way.


There are only two pages to this printable, one page for the treble clef and on for the bass. I know some of you are wondering, where are the ledger line mini-cards? Well, they are coming. Check back in a few days!


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12 thoughts to “Mini Flash Cards

  • Saundra

    Do you have the page that can be printed on the back with the answers? When I clicked on it it said it wasn’t available. Thanks so much!!

    • Susan Paradis

      Thanks for asking!

      I have never made backs for the mini flash cards because they are rather small. You might be thinking of these, that have backs.

    • Saundra

      Thanks Susan! Those are the ones I had used for someone in the past. They are great!!

  • Marise Petry

    Do you still have flash cards that have the answers on the back? I like to send home these kind so that parents who are unfamiliar with music can help their students. My adult students also use them for reinforcement practice.


  • Diane Lindsay

    Wow! I colleague recommended your sight because she loved your many games and activities and I can see why. I too appreciate your heart for your students and many excellent materials. Thanks also for your generosity in sharing them with us.

    • susanparadis

      Thank you very much!

  • Nancie Redekop

    I really needed some new ones, and I am not yet able to make things on the computer.
    Good idea putting them on the grand staff too. Thanks you…

  • Anonymous

    These are a terrific size! And room for my thumb…..that is just pure genius!

    While I often use red for treble notes and blue for bass, I think that lighter colored card stock may be easier to read when attempting the one minute drill. The set I just printed are yellow and springy green! I can’t wait to use them tomorrow.

    As always, thank you for sharing and helping us!


  • Jann Harrison

    I use green for bass clef (grass) and blue for treble (sky)…another teacher uses these colors in her teaching (can’t think of who right at the moment!). I also use those colors when highlighting.

    • susanparadis

      Great idea Jann!

  • Joyce

    There is a set like this in the W. Schaum lesson book series. It has treble and bass clefs on both sides ( one side is upside down),
    So you get 4 notes for each card. A very good
    Idea! I use them for the One Minute Club.
    Thank you Susan!!!!

    • susanparadis

      Thanks for the info, and you’re very welcome!


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