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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

  1. Learn and play the scale several times before playing the song
  2. Learn and play ALL the Chords that are likely to appear in that key
  3. 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!
  4. 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 – Metsäkukkia Level 3 Solos

Bb – Windmils of Your Mind – Level 2.5 (1968 Academy Award)

Bb – Endless Love – Level 4