Grade 1 Identifying Key Signatures

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Grade 1 Identifying Key Signatures

The purpose of a key signature is to reduce the number of accidentals (sharps and flats) written in every piece of music. So, instead of writing, say, all the F in the music as F#, a sharp is placed on the F-line beside the clef to tell you that you must play all the F as F#. This also tells you that the key of the passage is in G major. This quiz helps students to understand the link between the different keys and their key signatures. It is important to know key signatures well not just that you can do well in your theory (many chapters require good knowledge of key signatures), but also to know your pieces well and play them correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This key signature tells you that the key of the melody is in __ major
    • A. 

      A major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      G major

    • D. 

      D major

    • E. 

      F major

  • 2. 
    This key signature tells you that the key of the melody is in __ major
    • A. 

      F major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      G major

    • D. 

      D major

    • E. 

      B major

  • 3. 
    This key signature tells you that the key of the melody is in __ major
    • A. 

      F sharp major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      G major

    • D. 

      D major

    • E. 

      F major

  • 4. 
    This key signature tells you that the key of the melody is in __ major
    • A. 

      F sharp major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      G major

    • D. 

      D major

    • E. 

      F major

  • 5. 
    What does this key signature tell  you to do?
    • A. 

      Do not do anything. This is just for decoration

    • B. 

      Play all the F as F sharp

    • C. 

      Play all the B as B flat

    • D. 

      Play all the D as D flat

    • E. 

      Play all the G as G sharp

  • 6. 
    What does this key signature tell you to do?
    • A. 

      Do not do anything. This is just for decoration

    • B. 

      Play all the F as F sharp

    • C. 

      Play all the B as B flat

    • D. 

      Play all the D as D flat

    • E. 

      Play all the G as G sharp

  • 7. 
    What does this key signature tell you to do?
    • A. 

      Do not do anything. This is just for decoration

    • B. 

      Play only all the F as F sharp

    • C. 

      Play all the F and C as F sharp and C sharp

    • D. 

      Play all the D as D flat

    • E. 

      Play only all the C as C sharp

  • 8. 
    What accidentals (sharp/flat) are shown by this key signature? (You may check more than 1 box if there are more than 1 sharp/flats)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 9. 
    What accidentals (sharp/flat) are shown by this key signature? (You may check more than 1 box if there are more than 1 sharp/flats)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 10. 
    What accidentals (sharp/flat) are shown by this key signature? (You may check more than 1 box if there are more than 1 sharp/flats)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 11. 
    What is the key signature of G major? 
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 12. 
    What is the key signature of F major? (You may check more than 1 box if there are more than 1 sharp/flats)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      B sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 13. 
    What is the key signature of D major? (You may check more than 1 box if there are more than 1 sharp/flats)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 14. 
    What is the key signature of C major? (You may check more than 1 box if there are more than 1 sharp/flats)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      No sharps or flats

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 15. 
    What key has no sharps and flats
    • A. 

      G major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      A major

    • D. 

      F major

    • E. 

      D major

  • 16. 
    What key has 1 sharp as its key signature?
    • A. 

      G major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      B major

    • D. 

      F major

    • E. 

      D major

  • 17. 
    What key has 2 sharps as its key signature?
    • A. 

      G major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      B major

    • D. 

      F major

    • E. 

      D major

  • 18. 
    What key has 1 flat as its key signature?
    • A. 

      G major

    • B. 

      C major

    • C. 

      B flat major

    • D. 

      F major

    • E. 

      D major

  • 19. 
    If a key has 1 sharp, what sharp is that?
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 20. 
    If a key has 2 sharps, what sharp is that? (You may check more than one box according to the question)
    • A. 

      F sharp

    • B. 

      C sharp

    • C. 

      G sharp

    • D. 

      D sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 21. 
    If a key has 1 flat, what flat is that?
    • A. 

      F flat

    • B. 

      D flat

    • C. 

      G flat

    • D. 

      F sharp

    • E. 

      B flat

  • 22. 
    Which key signature below is the key signature of C major?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 23. 
    Which key signature below is the key signature of G major?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 24. 
    Which key signature below is the key signature of D major?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 25. 
    Which key signature below is the key signature of F major?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4