Wesley WKL

Composer | Orchestrator | Music Copyist

12 Major/Minor Keys

Most of the students are struggling to understand or memorize the 12 Major and Minor Keys. So I have created material and talk about it. It included the key signature that was shared with the same relative minor/major key. 

The column in between the major and minor key is the key signature. 

We can start on C major (no sharp no flat), and start our journey from there. To find a relative minor key from a major key, you have to move to the left 3 semitones, for example, to find G major relative minor, G < F# (1) < F (2) < E (3) = E minor is the relative minor key of G major, and reverse order to find the relative major key (move to the right 3 semitones), From E minor, E > F (1) > F# (2) > G (3) = G major. 

Next, to find a new sharp major key you just have to move to the right 5 steps, for example C major > (C,D,E,F,G) G major > (G,A,B,C,D) D Major, etc. 

To find a new flat major key you just have to move to the left 5 steps, for example C major, (C,B,A,G,F) F major, (F,E,D,C,Bb) Bb major, etc. 

Hope this clarifies your confusion. Let me know anytime if you have any questions! Happy to discuss this with you! =) 

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