Music Reading

Need help reading music? This is the place to go for extra help understanding music theory.

What Is A Key Signature?

So, what is a key signature? If you’ve been asking this question, you have come to the right place. Key signatures are important to recognize and tell us exactly what kind of notes to play. It’s important not to ignore this step so let’s go a little deeper in our understanding of what a key signature tells us to do.

How Do I Play Accidentals?

Usually, there are not too many problems learning flats, sharps and natural signs. However, the accidentals can sometimes make people a little confused as to what they are supposed to do. It’s not too hard to learn as long as you don’t make it any more complicated than it really needs to be.

Natural Signs Or Confusion Signs?

Music symbols that can sometimes cause confusion are natural signs. Should we rename these little guys as “confusion signs”? No, we don’t need to go that far. These little signs do nothing more than cancel a sharp or flat. It’s pretty simple to understand, but many people find it a little tricky to get use to at first.