G-sharp major is a major scale based on the musical note G-sharp, consisting of the pitches G♯, A♯, B♯, C♯, D♯, E♯ and F . Its key signature has six sharps and one double sharp.
For clarity and simplicitly, G-sharp major is usually notated as its enharmonic equivalent of A-flat major; however, it does appear as a secondary key area in several works in sharp keys - most notably 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 tonicised briefly in several of Chopin's nocturnes in C sharp minor.
- ↑ 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.
Scales and keys
|Diatonic Scales and Keys |
|The table indicates the number of sharps or flats in each scale. Minor scales are written in lower case.|