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 - 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 Beethovenâ€™s usage.
From the primary and secondary chords of a major key countless songs and chords progressions can be played.
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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