Key Signatures - C Flat Major and A Flat Minor

Based on C Flat Major scale, consisting of the pitches: Cb, Db, Eb, Fb, Gb, Ab, and Bb.

Published: 20 Sep 2011 Updated: 09 Jun 2023Visits: 109Code: UL58

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Key Signatures - C Flat Major and A Flat Minor


"Cb Major" (or the key of Cb) is a major scale centered around Cb, with the following pitches: Cb, Db, Eb, Fb, Gb, Ab, and Bb. The key signature of Cb Major includes seven flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, and Fb. The relative minor scale of Cb Major is Ab Minor, while the parallel minor is Cb Minor. Cb Major is considered relatively easy to memorize, as all of its notes are flat.

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Key of Cb Major / Ab Minor (ALL flats)

How to Identify the Key

To identity a flat (♭) key based on the Key Signature , you can look at the second flat from the last flat – that is the key. This works on the flat key signatures of Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, and Cb. The Key of F has only one flat, Bb and that you just have to memorize without this little trick. Cb has ALL flats.

Key of F Major / D Minor


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