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Updated 2009-01-03 22:11

Major Key Signatures vs. Number of Sharps

KeyAccidentals
C MajorNone
G Major1 Sharp
D Major2 Sharps
A Major3 Sharps
E Major4 Sharps
B Major5 Sharps
F♯ Major6 Sharps
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Major Key Signatures vs. Number of Flats

KeyAccidentals
G♭ Major6 Flats
D♭ Major5 Flats
A♭ Major4 Flats
E♭ Major3 Flats
B♭ Major2 Flats
F Major1 Flat
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Major Key Signatures vs. Number and Type of Accidentals

KeyAccidentals
C MajorNone
G Major1 Sharp
D Major2 Sharps
A Major3 Sharps
E Major4 Sharps
B Major5 Sharps
F♯ Major6 Sharps
G♭Major6 Flats
D♭ Major5 Flats
A♭ Major4 Flats
E♭ Major3 Flats
B♭ Major2 Flats
F Major1 Flat
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Minor Key Signatures vs. Number of Sharps

KeyAccidentals
a minorNone
e minor1 Sharp
b minor2 Sharps
f♯ minor3 Sharps
c♯ minor4 Sharps
g♯ minor5 Sharps
d♯ minor6 Sharps
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Minor Key Signatures vs. Number of Flats

KeyAccidentals
a minorNone
e♭ minor6 Flats
b♭ minor5 Flats
f minor4 Flats
c minor3 Flats
g minor2 Flats
d minor1 Flat
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Minor Key Signatures vs. Number and Type of Accidentals

KeyAccidentals
a minorNone
e minor1 Sharp
b minor2 Sharps
f♯ minor3 Sharps
c♯ minor4 Sharps
g♯ minor5 Sharps
d♯/e♭ minor6 Sharps or 6 Flats
b♭ minor5 Flats
f minor4 Flats
c minor3 Flats
g minor2 Flats
d minor1 Flat
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