Saturday, July 30, 2005

Flat key signatures

Flat key signatures: "
Issue No. 22 �
'Secrets of Exciting Chords & Chord Progressions!'

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' Secrets of Exciting Piano Chords & Piano Chord Progressions!'

- Week 22 -

Chord Progressions Part Three:
'How To Tell What Key You Are In
When You Have Flats (b) In The Key Signature!'

If you're going to be able to know what chord progressions are likely in each key, you obviously need to know how to find the key of a song quickly -- correct?
Here's how to instantly find what key you are in when there are flats in the key signature of a song:
Did you know that the flats in any key signature always occur in the same order? Once you know that order, you will never again wonder 'Which notes are flat in this song?'

They always occur in this order in any key signature:

Notice that the first four flats spell the word 'BEAD'. You can remember the last 3 flats by making up some silly saying such as 'Go Catch Fish' or any similar phrase that grabs your fancy.

So if there is one flat in the key signature, what is it?

Right. Bb.

If there are two flats in the key signature, they are what?
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