Flat Key Signatures in Music and the Circle of Fifths

Find all the flat key signatures in music and the Circle of Fifths in this informative post.


There are 12 major key signatures in music.  Find only the flat key signatures on this page.  These include the F Major, B Flat Major, E Flat Major, A Flat Major, D Flat Major, G Flat Major and C Flat Major scales below.

Circle of Fifths Key Signatures in Music

The key signature for each flat scale follows a definite pattern.  This pattern 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.

Flat Key Signatures in Music

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.

 

Flat Key Signatures in Music

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)

25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Learn in 24 Hours

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)

 

How To Count Music25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Learn in 24 Hours

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Music Note Values

 Half Notes and Half Rests

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Read Music By Interval

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Interval Of A Third
Thirds Played with Fingers 1, 3 and 5 (Video & Sheet Music)
Grand Staff Intervals
Mixed Up Intervals in the C Position
Playing Both Hands Together

 

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Chords

Dynamic Markings

Tempo Markings

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Dynamics in Music Expression

The most common dynamics in music expression are FORTE and PIANO.  These are Italian words meaning to play loud (forte) or soft (piano).


Crescendo

The abbreviation CRESC. in the table below stands for crescendo. This means gradually getting louder.  So use this expression to create energy.

Decrescendo

The abbreviation DECRESC. stands for decrescendo.  It means gradually getting softer.  So use this expression to quiet the emotions.

Dynamics and musical expression create emotion.  These elements of music truly show the artistry of a performer.  Therefore, the more skilled musicians convey emotion.  Now you know how to play more musically.

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

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Dynamics in Music Expression

Find the softer versions of loudness or softness below.  Then use these dynamics in music expression symbols to create emotion.

1. mp is the Italian music term mezzo piano.  It means medium soft.
2.mƒ is the Italian music term mezzo forte  It means medium loud.

Next, learn even softer variations of  f and p as follows.

1.pp pronounced pianissimo means very soft.
2.ƒƒ pronounced fortissimo means very loud.                        

3.ppp means pianisisimo.  It means to play as soft as possible.

4.ƒƒƒ  is pronounced fortissisimo.  It means to play as loud as possible.  

Now find more Information ON DYNAMICS IN MUSIC AND MUSIC EXPRESSION VIDEO HERE.

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Left Hand Piano Finger Exercise to Build Strength

This left hand  piano finger exercise to build strength focuses on the left hand C D E pattern in the bass clef.

Left Hand Piano Finger Exercise to Build Strength

Piano exercises like these help develop note naming skills. They also strengthen the left hand 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.Left Hand Piano Finger Exercise to Build Strength

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.

Piano Finger Exercise Playlist

Be sure to bookmark this list from my youtube channel of 11 very easy to learn and play piano exercise video tutorials.  These are the most popular videos I have ever made.

 

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.  View each line note and space note as a rung on a ladder.

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”.  Apply this same principal to the 4th, 5th, 6th etc 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 consists of one space note moving to the very next line note with no note in between them.  These intervals illustratrations are 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.