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key signature

- written on the staff after the clef to tell you what notes are played natural, sharp, or flat
- the key of C major has no sharps or flats


flat keys

- key of F
- key of Bb
- key of Eb
- key of Ab
- key of Db
- key of Gb
- key of Cb



- key of G
- key of D
- key of A
- key of E
- key of B
- key of F#
- key of C#


circle of fifths (fourths)

- a tool to remember what the number of sharps or flats are in each Key and what Keys are enharmonic to each other
- key of F-1b
- key of Bb-2b
- key of Eb-3b
- key of Ab-4b
- key of Db/C#- 5b/7# (enharmonic)
- key of Gb/F#-6b/6# (enharmonic)
- key of Cb/B-7b/5# (enharmonic)
- key of E-4#
- key of A-3#
- key of D-2#
- key of G-1#


flat keys

- you can count down four whole steps form the last flat to find the Keys name
- you can also look at the second to last flat to find the Keys name (except for the key of F)


sharp keys

- the step above the last sharp sign is the name of the key


order of flats

- F sharp
- C sharp
- G sharp
- D sharp
- A sharp
- E sharp
- B sharp
- when writing the order of flats you zig-zag up down


order of sharps

- B flat
- E flat
- A flat
- D flat
- G flat
- C flat
- F flat
- when writing the order of flats you zig-zag up down


the clef, key signature, and time signature are notated on the first measure. what symbol would not be notated at the beginning of subsequent staves?

- time signature


in order to be successful in this course, you must be able to identify key signatures without hesitation

- true


there are 7 sharp keys, 7 flat keys, and one key without sharps or flats. how many of the keys are enharmonic?

- 7


unless it's cancelled, an accidental lasts for the duration of how many measures?

- 1

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