F-flat major

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F major
Relative key D♭ minor
Parallel key F♭ minor
E minor
Dominant key
Notes in this scale
F, G, A, Bdouble flat, C, D, E, F

F-flat major is a major scale based on F-flat. Its key signature has six flats and one double flat.[1]

Its relative minor is D-flat minor, and its parallel minor is F-flat minor, usually replaced by E minor.

Part of Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen uses F flat major, which one commentator has called "a bitter enharmonic parody" of the earlier manifestations of E major in the piece.[2]

To make reading and writing music easier, F-flat major is usually written as its enharmonic equivalent of E major.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nicolas Slonimsky (1960). The Road to Music. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co. p. 16.
  2. Gilliam, Bryan (1998). Richard Strauss: New Perspectives on the Composer and His Work. Duke University Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-8223-2114-9.

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