C-flat major


C-flat major (or the key of C-flat) is a major scale based on C, containing the pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Its key signature has seven flats. B major, a key signature with five sharps, is the enharmonic equivalent of C-flat major.[1] C-flat major is usually not used because it uses several flats. B major is normally used instead, because it only uses five sharps.

C major
Relative key A minor
Parallel key C-flat minor
B minor
Dominant key
Notes in this scale
C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

The C-flat major scale is:

\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' {
  \clef treble \key ces \major \time 7/4 ces4 des es fes ges aes bes ces bes aes ges fes es des ces2
  \clef bass \key ces \major
} }


  1. "B Major and C Flat Major Scales". Piano Music Theory. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2020.