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Bernadette Peters - Broadway's Best
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#beginquote# Are you talking about time/meter signatures, which tell you how many beats per measure or key signatures, which tell you which notes are sharped or flatted? A key signature uses sharps, which look like the number sign (or a tic-tac-toe board) and the flats, which look something like a lower case "b". There is a pattern to how the sharps or flats are written on the staff. Whatever the last sharp is, you go up a half step and that is the key. For instance, if the last sharp listed is a C#, it is the key of D. When using flats, you go to the second-to-last flat written on the staff and that is the key. For instance, if you see two flats, they will be a Bb and an Eb, in that order. That would represent the key of Bb. When there is only one flat, you just need to know that it is the key of F. #endquote#
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