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More in the positions

The 7th is always sharp when there are sharps in the diatonic scale.

Take for example

G A B C D E F# G
D E F# G A B C# D

When there are two or more sharps the third is sharp.

Take for example

D E F# G A B C# D
A B C# D E F# G# A

When there are three or more sharps the sixth is sharp.

Take for example

A B C# D E F# G# A
E F# G# A B C# D# E

Only when there are seven sharps is the fourth sharp. That is the scale of C# where every note is sharp.

There is an order of entry of sharps through the positions.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8ve
G             #  
D     #       #  
A     #     # #  
E   # #     # #  
B   # #   # # #  
F# # # #   # # # #
C# # # # # # # # #

F# leads the way through the positions. It is the first note to be sharp in the seventh, third, sixth, second, fifth, first and fourth positions. The other sharp notes follow suit.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8ve
G             F#  
D     F#       #  
A     #     F# #  
E   F# #     # #  
B   # #   F# # #  
F# F# # #   # # # F#
C# # # # F# # # # #

If the sharp notes enter through the 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 positions then you guessed it, the flat notes enter through the 4-1-5-2-6-3-7 positions. The flat notes are lead by Bb.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8ve
F       b        
Bb b     b       b
Eb b     b b     b
Ab b b   b b     b
Db b b   b b b   b
Gb b b b b b b   b
Cb b b b b b b b b

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8ve
F       Bb        
Bb Bb     b       Bb
Eb b     b Bb     b
Ab b Bb   b b     b
Db b b   b b Bb   b
Gb b b Bb b b b   b
Cb b b b b b b Bb b


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