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Music Theory-Key Signatures

Music Theory-Key Signatures


Grade 6

Standard 1.2 Read, write, and perform rhythmic and melodic notation, using standard symbols for pitch, meter, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo in duple and triple meters.

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Why is knowing your key signatures important when playing music?

Key Signatures and Scale Patterns

Here you will find a visual representation of each key signature, along with the whole and half step pattern of the major scale.

Source: Music Theory Fundamentals

Trick to Remembering Key Signatures

An easy way of recognizing key signatures.

Source: Peter Bufano

Key Signature Overview

Here you will find an overview of key signatures. Pay attention to the order of sharps and flats.