Now this is a nice idea for students and also for teachers potentially to use with their students. Learning the notes on the guitar takes a long time and many guitar players get a bit lazy and only learn notes around the first 7 frets for the chords they are using but ask them to name what the 10th fret of the B string is and they probably won’t know. Phillip realised that using a teaching aid that has been utilised by teachers for years for learning words and languages would translate well to the guitar. Now Phillip’s Flash Cards not only teach you what the notes are but also he shows their position on a standard music stave so you have the added benefit of reading actual music not tablature.
A few years ago when I was taking guitar lessons, I was having difficulty remembering the notes on the upper frets of the guitar, (5th position and higher), so I then sat down and made a set of flash cards for myself, one card for each note on the fretboard, up through the 12th fret.
Testing myself every day with these cards helped me learn the notes in a very efficient and systematic way, and greatly sped up the learning process. Since you play a bit of a memory game with yourself with the cards, it’s even a bit of fun to learn the fretboard this way.
Phillip had the Flash Cards printed and they are now listed on Amazon Books’ website. (www.amazon.com).