November 12

Scales and Key Signature Studying

Links to the answers to these questions-

What the heck is a sharp/flat/accidental/half-step?

How do I make a major scale?

What is the point of key signatures/what is the order of sharps and flats?


How do I determine the name of a key signature?

C Major has no sharps or flats, and F Major has one flat. All others can follow these formulae-

Sharps- the last sharp is “ti”. To find the name of the key, take the final sharp and go up half a step.

Flats– The second to last flat is “do.” The name of the key is the penultimate flat. All flat key signatures have “flat” added to their name. A flat, B flat, D flat, G flat, etc.

Posted November 12, 2015 by Lauren in category Uncategorized

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