Names of the Piano Keys: Flats

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One way to name a black key is to use a flat symbol (b)…

“Flat” means the very next note down (to the left).

For example: Bb, a black key, is the very next note down from B…

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Here are the black keys named using flats…

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By the way, a flat does not have to be a black key! Two white keys can also be named using a flat. The flat (the very next note down) is a white key for the notes C and F…

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Here are all seven possible flats…

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Learn more… Names of the Piano Keys: Double Sharps & Double Flats

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