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                                 New keys and key signatures
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Here are some new key signatures:
      
   
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                    F sharp major is equal to
is related to
D sharp minor is equal to
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     
G flat major is related to E flat minor
Sing the scales and arpeggios of the keys shown above.
F sharp major and G flat major contain all of the same notes, by different names. Also, D sharp minor and E flat minor contain all of the same notes, by different names. So there are only two keys here, each with two names. The most common names used for these keys are F sharp major and E flat minor.
You now know all the major and minor keys and their key signatures. They are summarized in the chart on page 52.
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 
                  Sing the harmonic minor scale for E flat minor, then make a stairs chart for it. (For a reminder about stairs charts, see the Light Blue or Dark Blue workbooks.) On the staff, write the key signature and the notes of the scale. You will need an accidental – think carefully!
       A semitone is the distance from one stair to the next
Ef
A tone is the distance from one stair to the next-but-one
An augmented second is a jump of three stairs
                                 In the key of F sharp major, which note is not a sharp?
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