Key Signatures - A Major

The key of A major-F# minor.

Cover the primary and secondary chords and common chord progressions.

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5 Lessons in the “Key Signatures - A Major” Series
Key Signatures - A Major and F Sharp Minor

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#.

Primary Chords - A Major

The primary chords for any major key are the I, IV and V chords of its corresponding major scale. For A Major the primary chords are: A, D, E and E7

Secondary Chords - A Major

The secondary chords for any major key are the II, III and VI chords of its corresponding major scale. For A Major the secondary chords are: Bm, C#m and F#m

Common Chord Progressions for the Key of A

Common chord progressions for the key of A. Using the primary and seconday chords for the key explore these common chord progressions for the key of A.

Key Signatures - Introduction

A key signature is a summary of the sharps or flats in a Major or its relative Natural Minor scale. Key signatures are generally written immediately after the clef at the beginning of a line of standard musical notation. Each major and minor key has an associated key signature that sharpens or flattens the notes which are used in its scale.

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