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Key Signatures - D Major and B Minor

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

Published: 12 Sep 2011 Updated: 12 Sep 2011Visits: 55Code: UL46

Topic: Theory ukulele Subjects: Beginner Intermediate Theory Advanced Reading

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Key Signatures - D Major and B Minor

<p><strong>D major</strong> (or the key of D) is a major scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#. Its key signature consists of two sharps: F# and C#.</p> <p>Its relative minor is B minor and its parallel minor is D minor.</p>

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Key Signature

The D Major / B Minor Key Signature has two sharps F# and C#.


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