G-sharp major

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G major
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Relative key E minor
Parallel key G minor
Notes in this scale
G, A, B, C, D, E, Fdouble sharp, G

G-sharp major is a major scale based on the musical note G sharp. Its key signature has six sharps and one double sharp.[1]

To make reading easier, G-sharp major is usually written as its enharmonic equivalent of A-flat major. However, it does appear as a secondary key area in several works in sharp keys, for example in the Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major from Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 1. The G sharp minor Prelude and Fugue from the same set end with a Picardy third in G sharp major. G sharp major is used for a short time in several of Chopin's nocturnes in C sharp minor.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Thomas Busby (1840). "G Sharp Major". A dictionary of three thousand musical terms. revised by J.A. Hamilton. London: D'Almaine and Co.. p. 55.

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