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These are Chord Cards! Playing cards that show you how to play the guitar!
These are Chord Cards! Playing cards that show you how to play the guitar!
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Chord Cards
Chord Cards

 Here are Chord Cards! Probably one of the most convenient ways to learn the finger placements for musical instruments that include the Ukulele, Bass, Banjo and the Guitar. Partnered with a good ol' deck of playing cards.

It's as easy as:

    - Pick out the chord you want to learn (52 to choose from).
    - Slide it between the neck and the strings of your musical instrument.
    - Line up the strings to the note notations on the card.
    - Place your fingers.
    - Remove card, keeping fingers in place, and practice!
Backstory

The idea for Chord cards came to me when I was practicing guitar notes and my 4 year old little brother would strum his Ukulele along with me (monkey see monkey do). But on the occasions when I tried to seriously teach him how to play a musical chord it was hard for him to understand, he had trouble with where to press the note down on the strings etc. Pretty soon he was bored and quickly distracted himself by sliding an old playing card between the neck and strings of his Ukulele... then that's when I got the idea. I took that card and drew strings on the face and used old stickers to indicate the note and finger indications. It worked! He understood exactly where to place his fingers and strum the note.

Chord Card MARK I
Chord Card MARK I

Inspired by this, I gathered what I had and designed a beginner deck of 52 cards for 52 musical notes, and now I'm here!

(I loved the idea so much I filed a patent!)

patent drawings
patent drawings

I'm here at kickstarter because I knew that with the help and input of like minded people, I could get these cards made for everyone to hopefully learn the notes of a musical instrument from and enjoy.

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If you would like to add an item just include the following amount in your pledge   

  • 1 chord card deck for guitar $11
  • 1 chord card deck for ukulele $8
  • 1 extra uncut sheet of chord cards for the guitar $25 

Uncut sheet of Chord Cards! This sheet is all the cards on one neat uncut sheet. Suitable for framing or tacking to the wall for reference for learning all those tricky notes.

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cards

 The teacher's brick! A box containing 12 decks of Chord Cards, great for teachers trying to help their students learn a musical instrument on the go.

                Kickstarter exclusive back! 

                                              The sun set back

SunSet back
SunSet back
Ukulele chord cards
Ukulele chord cards

 If we reach the goal for the guitar version of Chord Cards, we will immediately begin producing musical decks for the Ukulele (1.75"x2.5")  the art's done so it's ready to go! The funding of this project will help us to produce decks of Chord Cards for other musical instruments such as the Bass, Guitar, Banjo etc.

                                Remember, slide the card under the strings 

                                 and follow the finger placements!

                           Learning a note is so easy, a kid can do it!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges for us are fairly few since our musical artwork is complete and we are working with CustomizedPlayingCards.Com. BUT- we are interested in assembling the right assortment of chords for all musicians, no matter what the skill level. Please feel free to share your suggestions or comments.

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    Quick draw Special! 1 Deck of Chord Cards for your guitar!

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    Quick draw!...again! get a deck of ChordCards for 1$

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    Pre-Order the Ukulele Chord Card deck! The art work is already done! Plus if you pre-order now we would love to hear from you and get your input. Not for use with Baritone Ukulele (it's tuned differently).

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    1 deck of the guitar Chord Cards!

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    Kickstarter only! the sunset deck of chord cards. for those who like a darker tone to their deck!

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    2 decks of Chord Cards. Kickstarter exclusive deal. Give one to a pal, or use them on your double neck guitar, etc. The options are unlimited!

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    The Hollywood Tourist Deck of Kickstarter exclusive cards. We'll sign your name (or whatever you would like) on the box, and then take an instant photo of your personal deck of Chord Cards at a popular attraction in Los Angeles (You Choose)! Then we mail the deck, the picture, and our thanks to you!

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    Uncut Sheet of cards, not only are they great for looking at you can use it as a reference when learning chords!

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    Teachers brick. This reward provides one brick of 12 packs of cards in Point of Sale style box with the teacher in mind.

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