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Key Signatures - C Sharp Major and A Sharp Minor

Based on the C# major scale with the pitches: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.

Published: 12 Sep 2011 Updated: 12 Sep 2011Visits: 28Code: UL51

Topic: Theory ukulele Subjects: Beginner Intermediate Advanced Theory Reading

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Key Signatures - C Sharp Major and A Sharp Minor

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

Its relative minor is A# minor, and its parallel minor is C# minor. Its enharmonic equivalent is Db major.

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Key Signature

The C Major / A#m Key Signature has sever sharps F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#. This is ALL sharps and somewhat easy to remembers. C no sharps or flats, C# all sharps, Cb all flats.


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Key Signatures - C Sharp Major and A Sharp Minor • Updated: 12 Sep 2011

"C# Major" (or the key of C#) is a major scale based on C#, with the pitches, all sharps C# D# ES F# G# A#. Its key signature has seven sharps: F# C# G# D# A# E# B#. Its Relative Minor scale is A# Minor. Its Parallel Minor is C# Minor, and its enharmonic equivalent is Db minor. C# is a somewhat easy key and scale to memorize as all the note are sharp.

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