A simple question?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by misterk73, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. misterk73


    Apr 11, 2002
    Flagstaff, AZ
    OK, maybe a few ... Does the concept of the relative minor apply to keys? Does that technically make the key of D-minor the same as the key of F in terms of accidentals? If not, what am I missing here? Thanks.
  2. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    Yes.Technically and absolutely.
    You're missing alot.

    "Harmony and Voice Leading"
    by Edward Aldwell and Carl Schacter"
    2nd Edition
    Harcourt Brace& Co.
    Orlando Florida

    This will answer all your questions and then some.
  3. misterk73


    Apr 11, 2002
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Cool. Thanks. I'll try to check out that book!
  4. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    If you mean key signatures (rather than accidentals) then yes, you're right. F Major and D Minor both have the same key signature. Ditto for C Major & A Minor, G Major & E Minor etc.
  5. misterk73


    Apr 11, 2002
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Key signature! One of those basic terms that was on the tip of my mind when wrote that original post. Yeah. I guess was thinking about the sharps and flats -- accidentals, right? -- in the key signature ... Thanks!