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Lesson 9: More on sharps and flats

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if we have music with two sharps in the key signature those sharps are always F and C here is a minuet from Mozart's post horn serenade notice the two sharps at the start of the movement if we didn't have the two sharps at the start of the movement look at all of the accidentals we would have to add by putting the F and C sharps at the beginning of the line the music becomes much easier to read if we have three shops in the key signature the three notes that are shopped our F C and G this is the pattern one shop is an F two shops F and C three shops F C and G four sharps f c g d five shops f c g d a6 shops f c g d a e and 7 shops FC g d AE b with flats the pattern is one flat is always be as we've learned 2 flats B and E three flats B e a four flats B e a d five flats B e a d g six flats b e a d g c and seven flats b e a d g c and f i will analyze all of this for you in future lessons look at the second movement of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony notice the five flats at the beginning of the line look at all of the notes that are affected by those five flats being in the key signature you