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key signature Line breaks: key sig¦na|ture

Definition of key signature in English:


Any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave, indicating the key of a composition.
Example sentences
  • Guidelines for clefs, key signatures, bar-lines, and notes are similarly drawn in.
  • For example, the given notated B-flat cornet part has a key signature of one sharp.
  • The student soon realizes that key signatures with the resulting sharps or flats are the consequence of a consistent melodic sequence contained within a scale pattern.
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