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Key Signatures
Sharps and Flats
Key Signatures
A group of one or more sharps or flats
placed right after the clef sign
 The key signatures tell you what notes are
played sharp/flat in the music

Sharps
A sharp raises the pitch of a note by a half
step
 Eg. F F

Flats
A flat lowers the pitch of a note by a half
step
 Eg. B  B

Natural
A Natural cancel a previous sharp or flat
for that bar only
 Eg. B
to B


Eg. F
to F
Accidental

A sign placed in front of a note to change
the pitch of a note to make it sound
higher or lower. An accidental can be used
to change a note that might be/might not
be flat or sharp in the key signature
Order of Sharps
There is a specific way that sharps are
written in a key signature. A memory
phrase can be used to help us remember
the order of sharps
 Father Charles Goes Down And Ends
Battle

Order of Flats
There is a specific way that flats are
written in a key signature. A memory
phrase can be used to help us remember
the order of flats
 Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles
Father

Order of Sharps
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Order of Flats
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