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- That Viola String Thing! (Fingerboard flashcard set)
That Viola String Thing! (Fingerboard flashcard set)
Finally, an easy answer to the question "Where do I play that note on the viola!" The flash cards and string mat teach the musical alphabet of A-G using figures from the book Frog Attack (sold separately): Air, Bunny, Carrot, Dog, Egg, Frog and Grass. The front sides of the flash cards show the notes on the alto clef and the back sides show where to play the notes on the viola. The front of the string mat shows the figures (Air, Bunny, etc.) on the viola strings where the notes are located, while the back shows blank strings. This mat comes with instructions that explain how to use it to once and for all demystify whole and half steps and enharmonics.
Players can quiz themselves by looking at the front of a flash card and using a dry-erase marker to draw the note where they think it is payed on the blank side of the string mat. The back of the flash card shows the answer. The flash cards and string mat also make it easy to understand what sharps and flats are and how they change where a note is played. Players can keep the string mats (figure side up) on their stands as they practice for a convenient reference guide.
Includes a 1 double-sided dry-erase string mat as well as 36 flash cards. The flash cards start at the lowest note on the viola (open C) and go through E on the A string. The instructions provide easily understandable explanations of half and whole steps as well as sharps and flats.