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AuthorTopic:   Sharps? please help!
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posted: 4/28/2008 at 12:31:56 PM ET
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i am just learning to play piano and i have some sheet music but at the begening after the cleft sign there is 4 sharp symbols. what does this mean can someone help?

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posted: 4/28/2008 at 3:34:03 PM ET
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This is called the key signature, and it tells you what key the piece of music is in. This particular piece is either in E Major or C# minor.
What this means is that every F, C, G, and D in the piece will be sharp unless there is an accidental in front of one of those four notes somewhere in the piece. Hope this helps!

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