When learning how pitches are notated on the staff, memorizing sentences helped you to remember them.
F# C# G# D# A# E# B#
Yes, I asked STEPS to share this remembering sentence with you.
When performing, be a fine musician and strive to fulfill the sentence above.
Here is the traditional sentence Scroll taught me for the Order of Sharps.
Remembering the Order of Sharps, allows you to figure out Keys with Sharps efficiently.
Here is the rule:
The pitch one half-step higher than the last sharp is the Key.
Earlier, we constructed a D major Scale and determined that the sharps F# and C# are required in the key of D major.
Each Key Signature’s last sharp is the scales LEADING TONE.
Remember, Scale-Degree names originate from their pitch function. The Leading Tone is the 7th Scale degree of the Major scale. In the major scale W-W-½-W-W-W-½ pattern, there is a half-step between Scale-Degree 7 and Scale-Degree 8.
The LEADING TONE leads the scale back to the TONIC.
Scroll will help you translate Order of Sharps Key Signatures.