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Key Signatures - Bb Major and G Minor

B-flat, one of the popular keys on ukulele is one of the common jazz keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, and G.

Published: 12 Sep 2011 Updated: 29 Oct 2013Visits: 21Code: UL53

Topic: Theory ukulele Subjects: Beginner Intermediate Advanced Theory Reading

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Key Signatures - Bb Major and G Minor

Bb major or B-flat major is a major scale based on B-flat, consisting of the pitches Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, and A. Its key signature has two flats, Bb and Eb.

Its relative minor is G minor, and its parallel minor is Bb minor.

B-flat major is a suitable key for most wind instruments, especially those for which it is their home key, such as clarinets, trumpets, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and flutes in B-flat.

B-flat is a common jazz key and popular on ukulele.

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Key Signature

The Bb Major / G Minor Key Signature has two flats Bb and Eb.


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