A Musical Key Reminder

Now that our daughter is taking voice lessons, and her voice teacher requires her to learn how to read music (a very good thing), Yung-Hsing and I are trying to remember our own musical knowledge. Never has the two parts of *remember* felt so resonant: I feel like I am re-gathering and re-assembling lost pieces of my mind.

One example: I used to know by sight the more common key signatures found in musical notation, but yesterday, looking at a piece of music with only one flat, and B-flat at that, I couldn’t remember what key it was. I knew it was a common one and that I had seen it many times.

Well, for those times you can’t remember the other times, there’s this:

Circle of Fifths [Click to embiggen.]

Circle of Fifths [Click to embiggen.]

Leave a Reply