The staff above is to demonstrate all possible flat symbol positions in a key signature. There are two flats in the Gmin scale, namely, Bb and Eb. This step shows the G harmonic minor key signature on a treble and bass clef, together with a table showing the note adjustments that need to be made relative to the natural minor scale. The bass clef symbols are dropped to the next position for sharp-based key signatures in exactly the same way. For both the treble and bass clef, all key signature rules on this page are identical. For example, if a key signature has note Fb (last phrase word / symbol), then it will always have the other 6 symbols before it. Have a look at C# major key signature for details. Below is a table showing the note name adjustments that describe the difference between this harmonic scale note and the natural minor scale, whose key signature it uses. Now take the 4th note of the major scale whose tonic is A - the A major scale - this is note D (the 4th word of the phrase), and so on. © 2020 Copyright Veler Ltd, All Rights Reserved. This step shows the order in which the symbols of a flat key signature must be placed next to the treble and bass clef. This is to reflect the fact that all note positions on the bass clef are one line or space lower than the treble clef. In the next step, only those sharp positions in this particular scale will be used. The white keys are named using the alphabetic letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, which is a pattern that repeats up the piano keyboard. The natural minor key signature of the bass or treble clef is used, with the differences between the two scales shown as adjustments next to the note names on the staff, not in the key signature itself. The Battle Ends.. order for key signature symbol placement is not accidental, and follows a variation of the Circle of fifths music theory pattern called the Circle of fourths. For the major and natural minor scales, no more information is needed to write the key signature. The Lesson steps then explain how to write the key signature using both clefs, including the display order and line / space staff positions of the notes, and the sharp / flat accidentals. The key signature symbols are always shown in the same order, no matter what the order of the actual notes on the staff . These note names are shown below on the treble clef followed by the bass clef. In a later step, if sharp or flat notes are used, the exact accidental names will be chosen. This step shows the number of sharps or flats in the scale so that the number of symbols needed for the key signature can be identified. The key signature for this scale is shown below, with the key signature symbols in the correct order as per the phrase in the above step, and the note names in the same order as shown in Step 2. Now compare this to the next step showing the natural minor scale (specifically the 7th note). However, harmonic minor key signatures use the natural minor key signature of the same key (in this case - G natural minor key signature) next to the treble clef, and then the differences between the two scales are shown as adjustments next to the note names on the staff. The specific note positions used to identify each note A..G above are just a convention used to group the key signature symbols neatly around the centre of the staff, but any symbol actually applies to that note in all octaves on a given clef. This step shows the number of sharps or flats in this harmonic minor scale so that the number of symbols needed for the key signature can be identified. The G natural minor key signature has 2 flats, which is different to the harmonic minor scale above. Just put the correct number of sharp or flat symbols next to the treble clef. The G harmonic minor scale has 2 flats, 1 sharp. There are two flats in the Gmin scale, namely, Bb and Eb. This step shows the white and black note names on a piano keyboard so that the note names are familiar for later steps, and to show that the note names start repeating themselves after 12 notes.