C sharp key signature

What is the key signature of C sharp major? How many sharps are in the key of C sharp major ? Here is the answer:

The key signature of C sharp major has seven sharps: F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp, and B sharp (F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯, A♯, E♯, and B♯)

Position of sharps in all clefs

The sharps is positioned according to the clefs, here is C sharp major key signature in all clefs:

C sharp major key signature in treble clef

C sharp major key signature in treble clef (G-clef)



C sharp major key signature in bass clef

C sharp major key signature in bass clef



C sharp major key signature in baritone clef

C sharp major key signature in baritone clef



C sharp major key signature in tenor clef

C sharp major key signature in tenor clef



C sharp major key signature in alto clef

C sharp major key signature in alto clef



C sharp major key signature in mezzo-soprano clef

C sharp major key signature in mezzo-soprano clef



C sharp major key signature in soprano clef

C sharp major key signature in soprano clef

How to find C sharp major key signature?

If you only know the name of the key and you want to know how many accidentals there are in this key, how would you do to find the key signature? I will explain it to you:


To find the C sharp major key signature, there are two methods: The circle of fifths or your brain .

With the circle of fifths:

Finding C sharp major key signature with the circle of fifths is very easy, you just had to read the circle:

circle of fifths

Major keys are in the colored parts of the circle, just find C sharp and read how many sharps they are: seven sharps!

With your brain and rules of music theory:

- Major scales without the word flat (♭) have key signatures with sharps (♯) (except C major and F major), so key signature of C sharp Major will have sharps (♯)
- The last sharp (♯) is always the degree VII (leading tone united states of america / leading note united kingdom) of the scale.
- You had to know the sharps order: F♯ C♯ G♯ D♯ A♯ E♯ B♯
- So, to find the key signature of C sharp major, you had to find the leading tone. The leading tone is always a second minor lower than the tonic, in this case, B sharp is the leading tone of C sharp major scale, so the key signature of C sharp major has seven sharps:
Leading tone (leading note) of C sharp major

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