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

Congratulations!  You have just made a Very Important First Step.  You can begin right now to learn to play the piano and read music.  Simply follow the 25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons in the sequence given below.

Watch the video first and it will guide you through the whole process..

These 25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons are packed with lessons, videos and sheet music.

 

Start 25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Here

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

2.  Locate all notes easily and correctly.

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

4.  Understand the 3 vital powerhouse chords to play dozens of songs.

5.  Unlock the #1 secret to reading music through reading intervals.

25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons

Begin the 25 beginner piano lessons in the exact sequence below for maximum learning success.  The great benefit is to repeat as many times as necessary to absorb and execute each lesson.

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 25 Free Lessons.

Progress Through Lessons Below IN ORDER GIVEN

 

I.  Treble and Bass Clef Note Names on Music Staff

1.Introduction To The White Keys

2.Treble Clef Note Names

3.Bass Clef Line Note Names

4.Bass Clef Space Notes

5.Music Theory Worksheet on Bass Clef Note Spelling

6.Music Flash Cards for Treble Clef and Bass Clef Notes

 

II.  Piano Finger Exercises

7.First Piano Finger Exercises

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

25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons Learn in 24 Hours9.Right Hand F G A B Finger Exercise (Video and Sheet Music)

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

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

 

III.  How To Count Music

12.How Do I Count Music?

13.Music Note Values

 14.Half Notes and Half Rests

…..You’re making great progress on your 25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons!…..

IV.  Read Music By Interval

15.All About Learning to Read Music by Interval

16. Interval Of A Third

17. Thirds Played with Fingers 1, 3 and 5 (Video & Sheet Music)

18. Grand Staff Intervals

19. Mixed Up Intervals in the C Position

20. Playing Both Hands Together

V.  Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

21.  Row Your Boat

22.  Ode to Joy

23.  Jingle Bells

24.  C D E Waltz

25.  First Sonatina

Great Job!  You have finished your 25 Free Beginner Piano Lessons.  Find more beginner and intermediate simple piano arrangements key of C Major here.




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. 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 StrengthThis exercise helps build the strength of the left hand 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers.  This will create more ease and power in playing chords, scales and intermediate level ability.

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.

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 Exercises With Tutorials

Be sure to bookmark this link for 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

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.music theory worksheet how to read music by interval

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.music theory worksheet how to read music by interval

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 by Interval

Click on the link above to access the worksheet and print it 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 About Music Intervals:

Learn to Read Music by Interval on Any Music Instrument

Grand Staff Intervals 2nds and 3rds

Intervals in Music Theory