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Many teachers find teaching key signatures harder than teaching music reading. It is certainly not as straight forward. Piano students need to not only be able to identify major key signatures in both the treble and bass, but there are minor keys, too. And what about writing them? It’s not as easy as it looks!

[Edited 10-29-19 I left the chromatic signs off of the key signatures. I’ve fixed it, but you may need to refresh your screen to see the corrected version.]

In today’s post I’m not going to get into all the little sentences teachers use to memorize key signatures. I know there are Fat Cats, and Father Charles. I could go on and on, and I have in the past. But I want to avoid key signature wars! 🤗

Instead, I want to share with you a quick little worksheet I recently made where students fill in one missing chromatic sign in each measure. I would also like to point out that there is a two page set called Simple Sharps and Fearless Flats that my students say is very helpful.

So if you are a teacher who always teaches key signatures, I hope you find my new worksheet helpful! If you’re looking for some seasonal music theory worksheets, check out the store for an ALL NEW set of cute music theory pages you can use for Halloween!

New! Click here for free download: Missing Sharps and Flats

More worksheets in the store: Cute monster and pumpkin worksheet bundle 

  • Ten colorful worksheets at several levels
  • Notes, rhythm, key signatures, symbols
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3 thoughts to “Missing Sharps and Flats – a New Worksheet

  • Katinka Kirjak

    Hi Susan. I use some of your games in my music theory classes i Norway and they er super!! My students live them. Thank you very much for sharing!
    Can I ask you which program you use to create these games? They er very nice. I thought I could create some myself (music history, composers….)

    Best wishes, Katinka

  • Janna Blomquist

    Hi Susan! You have misprints on your Missing Sharps and Flats worksheet – the Key with 6 sharps is F# Major. Likewise C# Major for 7 sharps and Gb and Cb Major for 6 and 7 flats! Keep up the wonderful work!

    • Susan Paradis

      Thanks for letting me know!


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