A# or Bb

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Bruce J, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Key of B

    Key of F#
     
  2. klasaine

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    Shall we even get into minor keys? Bm, C#m, G#m
    Plenty of tunes in those keys from Rachmaninoff to the Eagles.
     
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    minor keys have 3 less sharps than the major key starting on the same note.
    (e.g. E major - 4 sharps, E minor - 1 sharp). this would also mean that the enharmonic flat minor key would have 3 more flats than the major key.

    the practical application of this is that the enharmonic key of C# minor would be Db minor, which would have a 8 flats, resulting in a double-flat in its key signature. no one is going to do that.

    B minor is especially silly because the enharmonic key of Cb (already silly on its face) would have 10 flats, or 3 double-flats. get out of town.
     
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    35 years of backing up lead vocalists; it is a relief when they know the song's key, or the difference between verse and chorus.

    All the posts that mention a non-diatonic note being called sharp or flat based on the key signator having sharps or flats are correct.
     
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