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Key Signatures

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All about the 15 Major and their Relative minor key signatures.

PUBLISHED: Jan 1, 2003 UPDATED: Jan 1, 2003 • VIEWS: 3 • SERIES CODE: ULKeySigs

16 Lessons in the “Key Signatures” Series

Key Signatures - C Major and A Minor • Updated: Sep 21, 2011

Learn the recognize the key signature for C Major and A Minor. Learn their corresponding Major and Natural Minor scales with basic ukulele chords for each scale. Sometimes called the learning key, the key of C Major is one of the easiest keys to memorize and begin using.

Key Signatures - G Major and E Minor • Updated: Sep 14, 2011

G major (or the key of G) is a major scale based on G, with the pitches G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#. Its key signature has one sharp, F#.

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

Key Signatures - D Major and B Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

D major (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#.

Its relative minor is B minor and its parallel minor is D minor.

Key Signatures - A Major and F Sharp Minor • Updated: Sep 15, 2011

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

Its relative minor is F-sharp minor and its parallel minor is A minor.

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

E major is a major scale based on E, with the pitches E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#. Its key signature has four sharps: F#, C#, G# and D#.

Its relative minor is C-sharp minor, and its parallel minor is E minor.

Key Signatures - B Major and G Sharp Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

B major is a major scale based on B. The pitches B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, and A# are all part of the B major scale. Its key signature has five sharps: F#, C#, G#, D# and A#.

B major's relative minor is G-sharp minor, its parallel minor is B minor, and its enharmonic equivalent is C-flat major.

Key Signatures - F Sharp Major and D Sharp Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

F# major or F-sharp major is a major scale based on F#, consisting of the pitches F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#. Its key signature has six sharps: F#, C#, G#, D#, A# and E#. Its relative minor is D# minor, and its parallel minor is F# minor. Its enharmonic equivalent is Gb major.

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

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.

Key Signatures - F Major and D Minor • Updated: Sep 14, 2011

F major (or the key of F) is a musical major scale based on F, consisting of the pitches F, G, A, Bb, C, D, and E. Its key signature has one flat: Bb. It is by far the oldest key signature with an accidental, predating the others by hundreds of years.

Its relative minor is D minor and its parallel minor is F minor.

Key Signatures - Bb Major and G Minor • Updated: Oct 29, 2013

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.

Key Signatures - Eb Major and C Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

Eb major or E flat major is a major scale based on E flat, consisting of the pitches Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, and D. Its key signature has three flats: Bb, Eb, and Ab.

Its relative minor is C minor, and its parallel minor is Eb minor.

E flat major is often associated with bold, heroic music, in part because of Beethoven’s usage.

From the primary and secondary chords of a major key countless songs and chords progressions can be played.

Key Signatures - Ab Major and F Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

Ab majorr 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.

Key Signatures - D Flat Major and B Flat Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

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

Key Signatures - G Flat Major and E Flat Minor • Updated: Sep 12, 2011

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

Its relative minor is E flat minor, and its parallel minor is G flat minor, usually replaced by F-sharp minor, since G flat minor, which would have nine flats, is not normally used.

Key Signatures - C Flat Major and A Flat Minor • Updated: Sep 20, 2011

Cb major is a major scale based on C flat, consisting of the pitches Cb, Db, Eb, Fb, Gb, Ab, and Bb. Its key signature has seven flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, and Fb.

Cb is a some what easy key and scale to memorize as all the note are flat.

Navigating the CMajor Scale - Low G • Updated: Sep 19, 2018

The first lesson on Navigating the C Major Scale did not include string four when using C Tuning - High G. I mentioned that mastering the positions and scale using strings three, two and one would set you up for expanding any position to the lower string four.

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