Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sharp key signatures

Sharp key signatures: "
Issue No. 23 �
'Secrets of Exciting Chords & Chord Progressions!'

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

- Week 23 -
Chord Progressions Part Four
'How To Tell What Key You Are In
When You Have Sharps (#) 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 sharps in the key signature of a song:
You know that the flats in any key signature always occur in the same order - BEADGCF.
Sharps also occur in the same order -- except that order is BACKWARDS from the order of the flats. Instead of BEADGCF, the order of the sharps is:

They always occur in that order in a key signature. You can memorize them by saying the flats backward, or make up a silly saying of some kind such as Fat Cats Go Down Alleys Eating Bologna.
All you do to find the key is:
Go up 1/2 step from the last sharp = that IS the key

And you already know that if you have no flats or sharps in the key "
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