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Old 12-09-2017, 10:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JaxJaxon View Post
my self I don't under stand why ther is any flats because you get the same note using a sharp and you cant have a c flat or a f flat in the natural scale

It's a convention for making key signatures easier to spell on the staff. Each note gets one line or space on the staff. Without flats, the key of F would be F G A A# C D E rather than F G A Bb C D E. Having both A and A# is going to lead to more confusion and difficulty for players than just biting the bullet and using Bb. It's the same for all the rest of the keys.

As to Cb and Fb, you most certainly do run into these notes... B# and E# too:

Key of Gb = Gb Ab Bb Cb Db Eb F

Key of F# = F# G# A# B C# D# E#


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