Should one write ♯ or ♭?



Asked by: Pete Juley

Is it B sharp or C flat?






And c flat and if it's in a major. Key then we just use the flats or the sharps from the key signature when we have minor keys then we do this thing about raising the seventh note or semitone.

Is it a# or B flat?

A# (“A sharp”) and Bb (“B flat”) are the same note. enharmonic.

Should I use sharps or flats for accidentals?

When you have sharps in the key signature, you’ll most likely use sharps as accidentals. You’ll choose your accidental depending on where you want to move afterwards. The case usually is sharp when you move up, flat when you move down.

How do you notate flats and sharps?

The order of sharps is F – C – G – D – A – E – B , often remembered by a mnemonic. One common mnemonic for the order of sharps is “Fast Cars Go Dangerously Around Every Bend.” The order of flats is B – E – A – D – G – C – F .

Why do people say B flat instead of a sharp?





But if the function of the note at a particular point in the piece is as the third note in the Gm scale, you can only write it B♭ and not A♯. A♯ means something completely different. It’s the musical equivalent of “hear” versus “here”. Just because they are homophonic doesn’t mean they are the same word.

Is B# same as C?

B# is a white key on the piano. Another name for B# is C, which has the same note pitch / sound, which means that the two note names are enharmonic to each other. It is called sharp because it is 1 half-tone(s) / semitone(s) up from the white note after which is is named – note B.

Is BB the same as B-flat?

It is called flat because it is 1 half-tone(s) / semitone(s) down from the white note after which is is named – note B. The next note up from Bb is B. Or put another way, B is 1 half-tone / semitone higher than Bb.

How do you write B-flat major?

So after b-flat comes C then D and next is our E flat. So even though the key signature. Shows the flat is up here all E's are flat. Even if they're down here.

Does B-flat exist?

A flat is a halftone that is lower in pitch. So, in between A and B, there is an A-sharp, also known as a B-flat. Thus, in music, the twelve notes are A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, G, and G#.



Is D# the same as E flat?

Between D and E is a half-tone that can be called D sharp or E flat. These two notes are acoustically the same.

Does E# exist?

Replies (34) Yes, an E# is the same as an F natural. Sorry if this sounds obvious, but: a sharp raises the pitch 1/2 step, and a flat lowers it 1/2 step. Any note can be sharped or flatted.

Are E# and F the same?

E# And F DON’T Share The Same Staff Position



So, while F might sound like E# when played and the former used to substitute the latter for ordinary purposes, E# and F are entirely two different notes and this is because both notes cannot be written on the same staff position.



Is E# a note?

E# is a white key on the piano. Another name for E# is F, which has the same note pitch / sound, which means that the two note names are enharmonic to each other. It is called sharp because it is 1 half-tone(s) / semitone(s) up from the white note after which is is named – note E.

Can you play E Sharp?

Yes it's true that black keys are always named using the word sharp or flat.

Does F flat exist?

Fb is a white key on the piano. Another name for Fb is E, which has the same note pitch / sound, which means that the two note names are enharmonic to each other. It is called flat because it is 1 half-tone(s) / semitone(s) down from the white note after which is is named – note F. The next note up from Fb is F.

Does AC flat exist?

Its key signature has seven flats. 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.



C-flat major.



Enharmonic B major
Component pitches
C♭, D♭, E♭, F♭, G♭, A♭, B♭