G-flat major

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G major
G-flat Major key signature.png
Relative key E minor
Parallel key G minor
enharmonic:
F minor
Notes in this scale
G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G

G-flat major is a major scale based on G-flat. Its key signature has six flats.

Its relative minor is E-flat minor, and its parallel minor is G-flat minor.

Its enharmonic equivalent is F-sharp major, whose key signature also has six accidentals. In writing music in E major for B-flat instruments, it is preferable to use a G-flat rather an F-sharp key signature.

Ascending and descending G-flat major scale.

G-flat major is sometimes used as a main key for piano works, such as the impromptus of Chopin and Schubert, but rarely for orchestra.

Austrian composer Gustav Mahler liked to use G-flat major in his symphonies.

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