Flat Key Signatures in Music and the Circle of Fifths

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.

 

Flat Key Signatures in Music and the Circle of FifthsFlat Scales on Piano Keyboard Free Sheet Music

Flat Scales on Piano Keyboard Free Sheet Music

Click on the link above to print out all seven flat scales on one page.

Flat Scales Piano Keyboard MIDI Recording

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

 

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25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Learn in 24 Hours

25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Learn in 24 Hours!

These 25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Learn in 24 Hours begin by teaching these 5 important areas of music.

LEARN PIANO IN 24 HOURS BY USING VIDEOS IN ORDER BELOW! (recommended for best outcome, please)

1.  Quickly learn the names of the notes on your piano or keyboard.

2.  Locate all notes easily on your piano or keyboard.

3.  Master rhythm and how to count correctly in a 4/4 time signature.

4.  Vital 3 power house chords to play dozens of songs.

5.  Unlock secret music to reading music through intervals.

LEARN TO PLAY PIANO IN 24 HOURS!

LEARN TO PLAY PIANO IN 24 HOURS  To begin simply view and play these 25 beginner piano lessons in the order below for maximum learning success.  The great feature is that you can repeat as many times as necessary to absorb and execute.

It is VITAL to play along with the piano video tutorials as well.  This alone has proven to be very successful for hundreds of other piano students following these free lessons.

START NOW AND PLAY PIANO IN 24 HOURS!

 

PLEASE BEING HERE AND PROCEED IN ORDER! 

Treble and Bass Clef Note Names on Music Staff

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Treble Clef Note Names

Bass Clef Line Note Names

Bass Clef Space Notes

Music Theory Worksheet on Bass Clef Note Spelling

Music Flash Cards for Treble Clef and Bass Clef Notes

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Piano Finger Exercises

First Piano Finger Exercises

Right Hand C D E Waltz  (Video and Sheet Music)

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Right Hand F G A B Finger Exercise (Video and Sheet Music)

F G A B Notes – Left Hand Finger Exercise (Video and Sheet Music)

Left Hand C D E Finger Exercise (Video and Sheet Music)

 

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Read Music By Interval

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Interval Of A Third
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Grand Staff Intervals
Mixed Up Intervals in the C Position
Playing Both Hands Together

 

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Dynamics in Music Expression

Dynamics in Music Expression

The most common dynamics in music expression are FORTE which is the Italian word meaning to play loud and PIANO which means to play the piano keys soft.



The abbreviation CRESC. in the table below stands for crescendo which means gradually getting louder.

The abbreviation DECRESC. stands for decrescendo and means gradually getting softer.

Dynamics and musical expression are the elements of music which show the true artistry of a performer.  The more skilled a musician is at conveying emotion through their music the better.  Dynamics which include a wide range of subtlety between soft and loud are what high level professional musicians strive for with their audiences.

Find a much more detailed explanation of Dynamic Markings in Music here.

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Music Expression

The softer versions of loudness or softness are located below.  These music expression symbols are found within the music score.

mp the Italian music term mezzo-piano means medium soft
the Italian music term mezzo-forte meaning medium loud

Even softer variations of  f and p are:

pp pronounced pianissimo means very soft
ƒƒ pronounced fortissimo means very loud                        

ppp used much less often means pianisisimo and means to play as soft as possible

ƒƒƒ  is pronounced fortissisimo and means to play as loud as possible

CLICK HERE FOR Much More Information ON DYNAMICS IN MUSIC AND MUSIC EXPRESSION VIDEO HERE

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Left Hand Piano Finger Exercise for Building Strength

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This left hand  piano finger exercise focuses on the left hand C D E pattern in the bass clef.  Piano exercises like these help develop note naming agility. They also strengthen piano fingers considerably for playing chords later in your piano study.




Learning Left Hand C, D, E

Learning left hand C, D,  E  will significantly increase your finger strength in the 3rd, 4th and 5th left hand finger.  It will also help you memorize the C D E sequence with the left hand fingers.

This is important because the left hand is playing C D E with different fingers that the right hand in the C Major Position.

Play this exercise 5 times daily hands separately then together for quick progress in hands together coordination.

Bonus Practice Tip: After learning this exercise in the given position, move both hands into the d position, e position, f position and so on and follow the same exercise.  This make you more comfortable with hand positions in different areas for later more advanced piano pieces.

Please click on this link to access the free sheet music and piano video tutorial of the Left Hand Piano Finger Exercises.

Music Theory Worksheet How To Read Music By Interval

Music Theory Worksheet How To Read Music By Interval

Be sure to print out this music theory worksheet how to read music by interval.  Reading music by interval is a valuable skill that will last for a lifetime.  Learning to read music is much like learning to read and understand a new foreign language. The process is done by learning to recognize the distances from one note to the next note.



You will see in the example below that the music interval of a 3rd consists of two space notes.  If you allow each line note and each space note to serve as a rung on a ladder then the interval of a 3rd is easily understood.  The bottom space note is “1”, the line note in between the two space notes counts as “2” and the top space note counts as “3”.  Applying this same principal to the 4th, 5th, 6th and so on is the foundation for reading music intervals.

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Music Intervals

The most basic and important music intervals to learn first are the 2nd and 3rd.  The 2nd consists of one line note moving to the very next space note with no notes in between them.  The 2nd could also consist of one space note moving to the very next line note with no note in between them.  These intervals are illustrated on this music theory worksheet in pdf format.

Music Theory Worksheet on How To Read Music – Print This Out

Grand Staff Music Intervals

To study music intervals of 2nds and 3rd on the piano keyboard in greater detail please go to Grand Staff Intervals of 2nds and 3rds.

More sheet music on music intervals and full video tutorial can be found at More About Music Intervals.