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Instructions

Getting started

  • Click "Settings..." to change the way the drill works — you can control which key signatures you'll be asked, whether you should also be quizzed on the relative key for each question, and how you want to figure out if the key is major or minor.
  • Click "Start Drill" to see your first question.
  • You'll see a staff with a key signature on it.
  • First, you have to decide if you're naming a major or minor key. Depending on your settings, you can click the button to play the chord, play the scale, or the "Major/minor hint" button will simply tell you major or minor. Note: the first time you play a chord/scale, it doesn't count as a hint.
  • Next, identify the key by clicking the buttons: the letter, sharp/flat/natural, and major/minor.
  • You can click the buttons in any order! If you are correct, that part of the answer will appear above the buttons. There will be blanks showing what you still need to identify.
  • Depending on your settings, the drill might ask for the relative major or minor.
  • If you get it right, you'll get another key signature to identify. When you make a mistake the drill will "shake", and you can try again.
  • For example, if it plays a chord that sounds "minor", and you see a staff with a Bb and an Eb, click the "G" button, the "(Natural)" button, and the "Minor" button for G minor, then (if the drill asks for the relative major) click "B"/"Flat" for Bb major.
  • When you're all done, click "Stop Drill".

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