The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77548   Message #1387960
Posted By: GUEST
25-Jan-05 - 07:20 AM
Thread Name: Basic Music Theory Question
Subject: RE: Basic Music Theory Question
That's the slide rule or wheel again. See previous posts.
It helps if you have TWO octaves rather than one, at least on one of the cards.

Also, you may need to make up one with flats instead of (or as well as) sharps.

Keys are more often specified in flats rather than sharps, where there is a choice.

(Use Bb, not A#, and Eb not D#)

One of the main features of the Staff notation is that transposing just shifts all the patterns up or down, but all the shapes, chords etc. stay the same shape. So you can recognise a particular TYPE of chord or inversion of a chord by the shape it has when printed.