Fundamentals of
SCALES AND KEY SIGNATURES

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4. Deriving Minor Key Names from Key Signatures.

a. The letter name of the scale degree immediately below the last sharp in the key signature is the minor key name for sharp keys (Figure 3-8).


Figure 3-8: Deriving Names of Sharp Keys.

NOTE: This is opposite to major keys where the letter name above the last sharp is the key name.

b. For minor flat keys, find the name of the key by counting up three scale degrees above the last flat (Figure 3-9).


Figure 3-9: Deriving Names of Flat Keys.

 

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