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Key Signatures - A Major and F Sharp Minor

One of the common Pop, Folk, Country, and Rock keys of C, G, D, A, and E.

PUBLISHED: Sep 12, 2011 UPDATED: Sep 15, 2011 • VIEWS: 11 • LESSON CODE: UL47

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnerintermediateadvancedtheoryreading

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Key Signatures - A Major and F Sharp Minor

A major (or the key of A) is a major scale based on A, with the pitches A, B, C#, D, E, F#, and G#. Its key signature has three sharps: F#, C# and G#.

Its relative minor is F-sharp minor and its parallel minor is A minor.

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Key Signature

The A Major / F# Minor Key Signature has three sharps F#, C#, and G#.


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