Cool Rules to understanding Key Signatures.

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Cool Rules to understanding Key Signatures.



Download this FREE PDF to understand Key Signatures.  It’s all about the power of 7.  A key signature can only have a total of 7 sharps or 7 flats.

So, what are the opposites?  We need to understand that C Major has NO sharps and NO flats in it’s key signature…but C# major has 7 sharps AND Cb major has 7 flats.

ok…G major has 1 sharp; therefore, Gb major has 6 flats.

D major has 2 sharps; therefore, Db major has 5 flats.  Watch the video to get a better understanding of this cool rule.  But also remember, you need to know the circle of 5ths to know the key names.  Sharps: from C… G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#      FLATS: F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb.  Do you see that the flat key names all have a flat in their name EXCEPT F major.  So let me ask you this…if F major as 1 flat…therefore F# major has 6 sharps.

Also, KNOW your order of Sharps and Flats.  The order NEVER changes for sharps: F, C, G, D, A, E, B. For flats: B, E, A, D, G, C, F… OPPOSITE to the sharps.  Watch the video link below to help you better understand.

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