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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Key signatures


Definition and background:

Key signatures define the prevailing key of the music that follows, thus avoiding the use of accidentals for many notes. If no key signature appears, the key is assumed to be C major/A minor, but can also signify a neutral key, employing individual accidentals as required for each note. The key signature examples shown here are described as they would appear on a treble staff.


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