A friend was teaching me about the "Add 3 sharps" method for figuring out relative minors. Basically you count the current amount of shaprs in the major key you are in (lets say G, 1 sharp) then add three sharps, and whatever key you get from that will be the minor key (4 sharps would be E, so the relative minor of Gmaj is Emin). For flats you would take away 3. Anyway the conversation got heated when I said, "Ok, but what about something like B, if you add 3 sharps, you get 8 sharps, what do you do then?" He said something like you take away one sharp from every note to "clean it up" and that leaves 1 sharp left (F#) because it was a double sharp. So he concluded that the relative minor of Bmaj is Gmin. I was a bit confused about his method, so I used the good ol fashion method of figuring out the 6th degree of Bmaj and that should be the relative minor. B C# D# E F# G# A# b But wait a minute, the 6th degree is a G#! And we pretty much argued about this for about an hour. We called a couple friends and they gave mixed answers (one guy even said it was D! And this guy has a masters in music!), so I figured I'd ask you pros, then print out the thread and rub it in my friend's face. Also, using the add 3 sharps method, how would you CORRECTLY figure out the relative minor when the amount of shaprs exceeds 7?