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Key Signatures

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The Key signature tells us...
which notes are altered.
Accidentals are...
flats or sharps found in the key signature that alter a note
An accidental
alters notes by raising or lowering their pitch.
Accidentals can be found in either the...
Key Signature or in front of a note.
What are the two main types of accidentals?
Flats and Sharps
A flat sign looks like...
a lower case b
A sharp sign looks like...
a number sign, pound sign, or hashtag
There can be up to...
7 flats OR 7 sharps in a Key signature
There can be a few as...
ZERO flats or sharps in a Key signature
Use this to remember the order of flats:
BEAD Greatest Common Factor
Use this to remember the order of sharps:
Fat Cats Go Down Alleys Eating Burgers
Order of Flats
B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat, C flat, F flat
Order of Sharps
F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp, B sharp
Key of F
1 Flat; B flat
The Key signature will always be...
between the Clef (treble or bass) and the time signature.
There are how many different key signatures
15.
There are how many sharp Key signatures?
7.
There are how many flat Key signatures?
7.
How many key signatures have No flats and No sharps?
1.
Key of C
No Flats; No Sharps
The order of flats and the order of sharps are...
direct opposites of each other.
Key of B flat
2 flats; B flat, E flat
Key of E flat
3 flats; B flat, E flat, A flat
Key of A flat
4 flats; B flat, E flats, A flat, D flat
Key of D flat
5 flats; B flat, E flats, A flat, D flat, G flat
Key of G flat
6 flats; B flat, E flats, A flat, D flat, G flat, C flat
Key of C flat
7 flats; B flat, E flats, A flat, D flat, G flat, C flat, F flat
Key of C sharp
7 sharps; F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp, B sharp
Key of F sharp
6 sharps; F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp
Key of B
5 sharps; F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp
Key of E
4 sharps; F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp
Key of A
3 sharps; F sharp, C sharp, G sharp
Key of D
2 sharps; F sharp, C sharp
Key of G
1 sharp; F sharp