Theory 13 The Order of Sharps and Flats
Key Signatures come after the clef and before the time signature. They simply tell us which notes to always play sharp or flat in the music. In this example, we’d play every B In the song as a Bb.
The Order of Flats • B, E, A, D, G, C, F • The easiest way to remember this is to think BEAD, Go Call Fred • Hopefully you won’t have to call Fred too often B E A D G C F
The Order of Sharps • F, C, G, D, A, E, B • Farmer Charlie Gunned Down An Easy Bear • First Charlie Goes Down And Eats Breakfast F C G D A E B
Individual Practice • Write your name on the top of your page. • For each key signature, name the sharps or flats in the correct order. • There are 10 questions.