Flat Key Signatures in Music and the Circle of Fifths
The flat key signatures in music and the Circle of Fifths are illustrated just below this paragraph.
You will find the the F Major, B Flat Major, E Flat Major, A Flat Major, D Flat Major, G Flat Major and C Flat Major scales in the green, blue and purple circles on the Circle of Fifths diagram below.
Circle of Fifths Key Signatures in Music
As seen in the Circle of Fifths chart above, the key signature for each flat scale follows a definite pattern which adds one flat each time the scales proceed down and to the left on the circle. This makes it easy to memorize the order in which the flats are added.
The order of the first four flats spells the word BEAD. The other following three flats are G, C and F and can be memorized with this easy sentence: Gold Covered Floors. Use these two tools and you will easily have the flat scale key signatures mastered.
Click on the link above to print out all seven flat scales on one page.
Click on the link above to listen to all seven flat scales listed on the one page from above.
F Major Scale – with B flat
B Flat Major Scale – with B flat and E flat
E Flat Major Scale – with B flat, E flat and A flat
A Flat Major Scale – with B flat, E flat, A flat and D flat
D Flat Major Scale – with B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat and G flat
G Flat Major Scale – with B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat and C flat
C Flat Major Scale – B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat, C flat and G flat