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Old 02-05-2016, 06:22 AM   #12
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Re: Making a melody with only sharps and flats.

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Originally Posted by Kyrpto View Post
What do you mean by a number of white keys are notated as sharp or flat? I mean technically F can be thought of as E# and C and be thought of as B# (and vice versa with flats). I know some keys are noted that way for consistency purposes if that's what you mean.
yes that's what he means.

for instance Gb major.

Gb Ab Bb Cb Db Eb F

though B is the same tone as Cb You will never have a major scale with 2 notes in a row that have the same letter name. (in this case you would have Bb followed by B..)

it makes more sense when you read music. It would be extremely awkward to right Cb as B in this key becaused you'd have all these B's and they'd all have to have flats or natural signs in front of them so you could tell which was which. Kind of defeats the purpose of key signatures.

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