An introduction to music theory
An introduction to music theory

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An introduction to music theory

Group 2: identifying major scales with key signatures of up to four sharps and four flats

Activity 1

Match the key signatures of one sharp, two sharps, one flat, two flats to the major scales below. With each activity, don’t forget to check which clef is being used. Each scale starts on its tonic or key note.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. Two sharps

  2. Two flats

  3. One flat

  4. One sharp

  • a.

  • b.

  • c.

  • d.

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = b
  • 2 = d
  • 3 = a
  • 4 = c

Answer

D major You need to add a key signature of two sharps to make this a D major scale beginning on the tonic.

B flat major You need to add a key signature of two flats to make this a B flat major scale beginning on the tonic.

F major You need to add a key signature of one flat to make this an F major scale beginning on the tonic.

G major You need to add a key signature of one sharp to make this a G major scale beginning on the tonic.

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