I’m a visual person. I can’t learn anything unless I can visualize it in my head in an organized way. That must be why I am continually making charts and handouts for my students. I received some requests for more key signature charts so here is another one I use a lot. I use the sentence “Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle” for sharps, and for flats I use “Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles Father”. Learning aids such as this that can be said forward and backwards teach the student about the circle of 5ths. I try to make it clear that the sentences are just one way of moving by 5ths, because keys move by 5ths.
This one is blank and I make a lot of copies for students to write out the chart many times. As I tell my students, it doesn’t do any good to have a chart if you can’t write it yourself.