Welcome to Bb (Flat) Key Signature
Yes – the silly font above won’t let me type a lower case b for the flat symbol!
So – this month I pick the key of Bb – and will show you how to get “centered” in the key – so you are comfortable. There are several TRICKS that help you when you hit songs with multiple sharps and flats in the key. Here are a FEW – and these can be applied to all keys.
Link – Welcome to Bb Flat
- Learn and play the scale several times before playing the song
- Learn and play ALL the Chords that are likely to appear in that key
- And remember the fingering rule for black notes – AVOID the 5 on the TOP for a black note – use 4 instead – and TRY TO AVOID a thumb on a black note – but it is do-able! The only time 5 on top on a black note is okay – is if your thumb is on the lower octave!
- Immerse yourself with several songs in that key.
Grab the Bb Exercises below – plus learn a few other keys as well. (Introduction to the A Minor scale!)
Bb – Windmils of Your Mind – Level 2.5 (1968 Academy Award)
Bb – Endless Love – Level 4