Key Signatures Foundamental Knowledge
The most often used tool to understand key signature relationships is
the Circle of Fifths.
This small circle shown here is the tool used to walk through
the process of creating the keys.
The lessons in this section provide a quick
to learn key signatures using this method.
knowledge of keys
is necessary in order to work with different chords and
Changing a key signature can and will change the
charater of the chords
and notes played.
same song played in one key will have a sound quaility different in
There is a
complete explianation of this in technical terms, but for the purpose
of the workshop it is not important for actually learning the key
The starting point to learn Key Signatures is
with the key of C. It has no flats or sharps in the major scale. Refer
page for definitions of major scale.
This section of our site provides a lesson
to learn how keys are
developed in principal.
following lessons cover the
basics and provide enough knowledge to understand key signatures.
However, to really get them down cold you will need to consider our
in Key Signatures:
Music Theory Key Signatures: The Introduction to the Musicians Playground
Key Signatures Characteristics: Overview and General Characteristics of the Key Signatures
Key Signature Math: How to Use Simple Math to Find Key Signature Sharps and Flats
Circle of Fifths - Quick way to Build the Sequence of Key Signatures - Sharps, Flats, and Minors
Key Signature Table: A Summary of the Key Signatures and the Sharps and Flats for Each
Next: Key Signature Characteristics
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