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So, for the sharps, I'll name the keys in order of how many sharps there are.
Key of G = 1 sharp
Key of D = 2 sharps
Key of A = 3 sharps
Key of E = 4 Sharps
Key of B = 5 Sharps
Key of F# = 6 Sharps
Key of C# = 7 Sharps
Now, to remember this, I used words for each Key letter and it became a story. This is the only story I've been able to make out of it, but if you're able to make one yourself, be my guest.
Goes Down And Ends Battle, Father Charles
Now, to remember the order of the sharps that are in each key I'm using the same words for each, like so:
Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle.
Just incase you don't get this, F# is the only sharp in the key of G.
F#, C# are the only two sharps in the key of D.
F#, C#, G# are the only sharps in the key of A.
And so on.
Pretty much the same thing for the Flats, too.
Key of F = 1 Flat
Key of B = 2 Flats
Key of E = 3 Flats
Key of A = 4 Flats
Key of D = 5 Flats
Key of G = 6 Flats
Key of C = 7 Flats
Father's Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles
Order of Flats:
Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father.
Same thing with the sharps, Bb is the only flat in the key of F and so on.
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Nice one Jazzy
haha now that's a new one! Awesome. Thanks for that.
I learned it as Fat Charlie Goes Down And Eats Breakfast (incidentally, from a fat teacher who was eating candy and drinking soda constantly), but I like Father ... Battle better since it can be reversed for the flats and it still makes sense as a sentence.
Yeah, I like how this one can be used for everything, exactly why I found it so easy. Though I'm glad you've also got something to remember it by.
I found this really helpful. The only suggestion I have is that you specify the obvious so say there are 7 sharps in the key of C#. Dumb I know, but I did a double take when I read 7 sharps in the key of C.
Thanks Simon, I've corrected that, it was genuinely my typing mistake. :)
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