Key Signatures

Key Signatures – any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave, indicating the key of a composition.

Sometimes we might want to play a song a bit higher or lower to make it easier to sing or play.

We can change the starting note of a scale to any of the 12 repeating notes on the piano and then add a ‘key signature’ so that we play the appropriate pitches to perform a major scale starting on the chosen note. We have 15 Major Keys (C Major with no key signature, and 7 sharp keys and 7 flat keys)

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