Equivalent Key Signatures?

Asked by: Brad Foster

Relative keys are a type of closely related keys, the keys between which most modulations occur, because they differ by no more than one accidental.


Key signature Major key Minor key
F♯, C♯ D major B minor
F♯, C♯, G♯ A major F♯ minor
F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯ E major C♯ minor
F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯, A♯ B major G♯ minor

What are the 6 enharmonic keys?

The enharmonic keys are six pairs, three major pairs and three minor pairs: B major/C♭ major, G♯ minor/A♭ minor, F♯ major/G♭ major, D♯ minor/E♭ minor, C♯ major/D♭ major and A♯ minor/B♭ minor.

How many key signatures are enharmonic?

six key signatures

In practice, notes and scales rarely go by more than two names, and there are only six key signatures with enharmonic equivalents (see table below).

Is D minor the same as F major?

D minor is a minor scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F, G, A, B♭, and C. Its key signature has one flat. Its relative major is F major and its parallel major is D major.

What is equivalent to AB major?

A-flat major

Relative key F minor
Parallel key A-flat minor
Dominant key E-flat major
Subdominant D-flat major
Component pitches

What is the enharmonic of C?

Enharmonic scale

Note Ratio Cents
C 1:1 0
D♭ 256:243 90.225
C♯ 2187:2048 113.685
D 9:8 203.910

What is the enharmonic spelling of C?

For example, in twelve-tone equal temperament (the modern system of musical tuning in the west), the notes C# (C sharp) and Db (D flat) are enharmonically equivalent – that is, they are represented by the same key (on a musical keyboard, for example), and thus are identical in pitch, although they have different names

How do you find enharmonic equivalent?

enharmonic, in the system of equal temperament tuning used on keyboard instruments, two tones that sound the same but are notated (spelled) differently. Pitches such as F♯ and G♭ are said to be enharmonic equivalents; both are sounded with the same key on a keyboard instrument.

What is G flat equivalent to?

F-sharp major

Its direct enharmonic equivalent, F-sharp major, contains the same number of sharps as the G-flat major key does flats.

Are C-flat and B enharmonic?

Its relative minor is A-flat minor (or enharmonically G-sharp minor), and its parallel minor is C-flat minor, usually replaced by B minor, since C-flat minor’s three double-flats make it impractical to use. The direct enharmonic equivalent of C-flat major is B major, a key signature with five sharps.

Are G# and A-flat the same?

G-Sharp or A-Flat: Death, Doom, and Pestilence— Maybe. Today’s chord is G-sharp, which is more commonly known by its enharmonic equivalent, A-flat. Because G-sharp has eight sharps (meaning one of the notes, F, has two sharps, making it actually a G) it’s considered a theoretical key.

What goes well with B major?

The triad chords in this key are B major, C# minor, D# minor, E major, F# major, G# minor, and A# diminished.

What key is 1a ABM?

A-flat minor

Relative key C-flat major
Parallel key A-flat major
Dominant key E-flat minor
Subdominant D-flat minor (theoretical) →enharmonic: C-sharp minor
Component pitches

What key is 3A BBM?

The outer ring has the Major chords, the inner ring has Minors. Look at the top left of the wheel. 3A = B Flat Minor, and is positioned next to 3B = D Flat Major.

What is EBM in piano?

And that's a flat their middle finger on this one which is G flat. And the little finger on the B flat. And that's a flat minor. Here's what we've just played on the piano. And here it is notated.

What key is 10A BM?


Composing Keys DJ Keys
Western Music Scale Piano Chord Keys Camelot Key
B minor B | D | F# 10A
A-flat/♭ minor G | B | D# 1A
G minor G | A# | D 6A

What key is 12A?

D-flat minor

Keys are denoted by numbers and A/B for minor/major keys respectively, so E major is 12B and D-flat minor is 12A.

What key is 5b?

Scales with flat key signatures

Major key Number of flats Minor key
E♭ major 3 C minor
A♭ major 4 F minor
D♭ major 5 B♭ minor
G♭ major 6 E♭ minor