Key Signatures - Ab Major and F Minor

One of the common jazz keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, and G.

Published: 12 Sep 2011 Updated: 12 Sep 2011Visits: 37Code: UL55

Topic: Theory Instruments: ukulele Subjects: Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced • Theory • Reading

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Key Signatures - Ab Major and F Minor

Ab major is a major scale based on A flat, consisting of the pitches Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, and G. Its key signature has four flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db.

Its relative minor is F minor, and its parallel minor is A flat minor.

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