There is no D# in the key of Cm...

boneyguy

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There is no key of C# major. Or were you just being facetious?

Of course there is....why wouldn't there be?

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The origins of a lot of that theory is in untempered scales, where C# and Db are not the same, but also who wants to play in ten sharps?

Seven sharps in the key of C#....if that's what you were talking aobut....

LOL.....this thread is like the wild west of music theory. Everyone's got an opinion about something that only has one answer....
 

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You guys - always joking around. Everybody knows that there are only 12 notes, and you just keep playing 'em until the right one comes up. Who needs names?
In jazz band I learned you’re only 1/2 step away from a good note and if you’re really next level you commit to that sour note and call it building tension.
 

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When I asked around about the use of # and b the first answer I got was it would depend if you were ascending or descending on the scale. I think it should only be sharps# because of how the natural scale falls and the C and F cannot become Flat b.
 

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...nice lady sending me chord charts.

Got some gigs coming up, adding lead guitar and vocals to a former duo, now wanting to go out as a trio.

It shouldn't bother me, but it does. Cm is 3 flats -- Eb, Ab, Bb. The scale is C D Eb F G Ab Bb. Eb is right there. D#? Nope.

Are the charts hand written or printed using some kind of free crappy software?

Asking for a friend...
 

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D# is Eb. Yes it is the second in the key of C# Major ( if my theory serves me correctly).
boneyguy's scale is correct. It's the key with all the six sharps in it .
 

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D# is Eb. Yes it is the second in the key of C# Major ( if my theory serves me correctly).
boneyguy's scale is correct. It's the key with all the six sharps in it .

It's the one with the capo on the first fret?
 

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The capo on the first fret doesn't give you F#, the key of G Major has one sharp, the first, and that is F#.

F# is the first sharp in the circle of fifths.
 

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I'm confused. Are we talking Cm as C Major or C minor.
Here Cm is C Minor.
C Major is simply C- no sharps or flats.
It's the same as you guys call a 1/2 step which is a sharp or flat. Semantics???
 

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F# Major's relative Minor is D# Minor and has six sharps.
The maximum of sharps and flats is 6 .
As suggested, see the circle of fifths.
 




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