Grand staff cards are used to teach students about the staff, the clefs, the names of the lines and spaces, and much more.

These cards help students:

  • Learn about the staff and clefs names

  • Learn the difference between a line and a space

  • Learn the names of the notes on the grand staff

  • Practice intervals

  • Learn the relationship of the notes in the different clefs to their instruments

  • Practice triads and inversions



The grand staff is slightly modified so the space between the two clefs is only enough for the three notes found between the clefs: B, middle C, and D. This makes it easier for students to learn the relationship between the two staves.

  • Bass, alto and treble clefs together on one staff

  • Open strings on the violin, viola, cello and bass

  • Treble clef with notes originating from G

  • Bass clef with notes originating from F

  • Alto clef with notes originating from C

  • Symmetrical arrangement of the C notes

  • Octave placement for each note A, B, C, D, E, F and G (notes are not labeled)


  • 19 Treble clef grand staff cards
  • 19 Bass clef grand staff cards
  • Cards are 5.5 inches (14 cm) tall and 2.5 inches (7 cm) wide.
  • Open strings for violen, viola, cello and bass
  • 13 guide cards with tips and instructions 
  • Instructions to play the game "Find the C's"

Grand Staff Cards