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4. Key Signatures Exercises

Grade 3 Music Theory: 4. Key Signatures Exercises

Suitable for:  ABRSM Grade 3   Trinity Grade 3   GCSE   AP Music Theory Beginners 

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Questions marked with a * are in keys not covered by the Trinity syllabus at this grade.

 

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Exercise 1 - Writing Key Signatures

Write out the following key signatures:

  1. D minor
    x
  2. E major*
    x
  3. B minor
    x
  4. Eb major*
    x
  5. Bb major
    x
  6. G minor
    x
  7. C# minor*
    x
  8. A major*
    x
  9. F minor*
    x
  10. E minor
    x

 

Exercise 2 - Relative Keys

Give the two keys (relative major and minor) which belong to each of these key signatures:

a)*
x

b)
x

c)
x

d)*
x

e)*
x

f)
x

g)*
x

h)
x

i)
x


Exercise 3 - Adding a Clef & Key Signature to Scales

Add the correct clef and key signature to make each of the scales named below. Add any accidentals (sharps or naturals) which are necessary.

 

a) B harmonic minor
scale-1

b) C melodic minor*
scale-2

c) E major*
scale-3

d) F melodic minor*

scale-4

e) C# harmonic minor*

scale-5

f) E melodic minor

scale-6

 

Exercise 4 - Writing Scales with Key Signatures


Write as semibreves (whole notes) the scales named below:

  1. E major, descending, with key signature.*
    x
  2. F# harmonic minor, ascending, with key signature and any necessary accidentals.*
    x
  3. B melodic minor, ascending, with key signature and any necessary accidentals.
    x
  4. G harmonic minor descending, with key signature and any necessary accidentals.
    x

 

 

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