Staff Key Signatures

The goal is to know all Major and minor key signatures. Each key signature is used for one Major and it's relative minor key.


Memorize the order of sharps and flats as they appear in the key signature. The last sharp is always the leading tone (seventh degree) of the Major scale. The second from last flat is always the name of the Major key. The relative minor is always the sixth degree of the Major and a minor third below the Major key.


To select a key signature, select a letter name and then click "Natural”, "Sharp", or "Flat”. For example, G + Natural = G Major or G + Flat = Gb Major.  The top button toggles between the "Major Key” and the "Relative minor Key”.


Before you begin, play a note on your MIDI Musical Instrument Device Interface - Your MIDI keyboard and computer use the MIDI language to communicate. Numbers describe pitch, volume, on or off, and other characteristics of performance. instrument or try the buttons below the staff. This will draw a key signature and play a scale a group of pitches arranged from high to low covering one octave.


When the drill begins you may give your answer with the buttons or by playing the key note (tonic) on your MIDI instrument.


Use Practice Settings - Key Signatures to select the key signatures to include in the drill.


see also: Reading Key Signatures