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  Key signature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Key signatures are generally written immediately after the clef at the beginning of a line of musical notation, although they can appear in other parts of a score, usually after a double bar.
A key signature is not the same as a key; key signatures are merely notational devices.
Note that an absence of a key signature does not always mean that the music is in the key of C major or A minor: each accidental may be notated explicitly, or the piece may be atonal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Key_signature   (840 words)

 Key signature Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In musical notation, the key signature is the series of sharps or (alternatively) flats are to be used, unless the notes are indicated otherwise, in a section of music.
Although key signatures can technically consist of any collection of sharps or flats, musical tradition dictates that they be arranged in a fixed order according to the key of the piece.
As each major key has an equivalent relative minor key that may be represented with the same key signature, the number of standard key signatures is less than the actual number of keys.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/k/ke/key_signature.html   (568 words)

 Key signature
A key signature is the set of sharps or flats that is written at the beginning of a piece of music to indicate the key of the piece.
The key signature may be "null" (no sharps or flats), or it can be from one to seven flats, or from one to seven sharps; it cannot be a mixture of sharps and flats.
When the key of a piece of music changes (that is, a real change to that new key for a period of time, not just a few notes or part of a modulation), a new key signature is written.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Neil_Hawes/theory11.htm   (751 words)

 RFC 2792 (rfc2792) - DSA and RSA Key and Signature Encoding for the KeyNot
This document specifies RSA and DSA [DSA94] key and signature encodings, and binary key encodings for use in KeyNote.
Key Normalized Forms 2.1 DSA Key Normalized Form DSA keys in KeyNote are identified by four values: - the public value, y - the p parameter - the q parameter - the g parameter Where the y, p, q, and g are the DSA parameters corresponding to the notation of [Sch96].
Key Encoding 3.1 DSA Key Encoding DSA keys in KeyNote are encoded as an ASN1 SEQUENCE of four ASN1 INTEGER objects.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc2792.html   (1287 words)

 Key Signatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is common to use naturals in order to cancel all the sharps or flats from the previous key signature before replacing it with the new key signature.
In the ninth century, music was written in one of two keys; the key of C and the key of F.
The key was determined by a clef symbol; the C clef and the
www.treblis.com /Notation/Key.html   (378 words)

 FIPS 186 - (DSS), Digital Signature Standard
Signature verification makes use of a public key which corresponds to, but is not the same as, the private key.
A digital signature is an electronic analogue of a written signature in that the digital signature can be used in proving to the recipient or a third party that the message was, in fact, signed by the originator.
The DSA is used by a signatory to generate a digital signature on data and by a verifier to verify the authenticity of the signature.
www.itl.nist.gov /fipspubs/fip186.htm   (3753 words)

 Key Signatures/Cycle of Fourths, Fifths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Key Signature of three sharps reveals the composition is in the key of A (or it's relative minor, F#).
Key Signatures have a strict order in which they are written.
The Cycle reveals the relationship of one key to another by the sharps (#) or flats (b) in the Key Signature and the sequence in which the sharps or flats occur.
www.myguitarworld.com /fourths.html   (645 words)

 Lesson 20- Key Transposition
We know this because there is one sharp in the key signature, and there are no D-sharps to indicate a leading tone to E-minor.
You might think that since the key signature has no sharps or flats, it is therefore in C-major or A-minor.
Obviously, if the key of the melody is irrelevant, we would not likely be asked to transpose it to a particular key: we would likely be asked to transpose it by a certain interval.
brebru.com /musicroom/theory/lesson20/keytrans.html   (754 words)

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The XML Signature is a method of associating a key with referenced data (octets); it does not normatively specify how keys are associated with persons or institutions, nor the meaning of the data being referenced and signed.
Keyed hash authentication codes, based on secret keys, are typically much more efficient in terms of the computational effort required but have the characteristic that all verifiers need to have possession of the same key as the signer.
Signature Formally speaking, a value generated from the application of a private key to a message via a cryptographic algorithm such that it has the properties of integrity, message authentication and/or signer authentication.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc3275.txt   (13865 words)

 Circle of Fifths ( 5ths ) - understanding key signatures
Now, one of the conventions of key signatures is that a proper key signature does not mix sharps and flats.
Each successive key not only adds a new sharp or flat, but keeps the sharps or flats that were present in the preceding key.
One use for the circle of 5ths in a compositional sense is as a key changing device.
www.zentao.com /guitar/theory/circle.html   (1041 words)

 Public Key Digital Signatures
The public key is distributed to anyone that needs to encrypt a message destined for the holder of the private key.
It is used to produce the paired keys and to encrypt or decrypt data using the appropriate key.
The same message digest functions and public key cryptography algorithm used to process the digital signature must be used by both the sender and receiver.
www.sei.cmu.edu /str/descriptions/pkds_body.html   (1165 words)

 Key signature - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Key signature - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Key signature contains research on
Key signature, Relation of signature to key, History, Table of key signatures and Musical notation.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Key_signature   (865 words)

 Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory Online - Key Signatures and Accidentals
One explanation is the association between 'key signatures' and the use of 'major' and 'minor' keys.
The flat keys are 'constructed' by treating the first tetrachord of the present scale as the second tetrachord of the key flatter by one accidental to it.
The signature was then and remains only a notational convenience that reduces the number of sharp and flat signs in the body of the score by placing them in the key signature at the beginning of the line.
www.dolmetsch.com /musictheory9.htm#signature   (2566 words)

 Lesson 16: Key Identification
First, we determine key by what accidentals are used, not necessarily by the first or final note of the excerpt.
What if we consider that the F# is the key signature, and the G# is some other accidental.
A key signature with one sharp would be either G-major (and the G# doesn't make any immediate sense) or E-minor (again the G# doesn't make any sense).
brebru.com /musicroom/theory/lesson16/keyidentification.html   (1298 words)

 XML-Signature Syntax and Processing
For readability, brevity, and historic reasons this document uses the term "signature" to generally refer to digital authentication values of all types.Obviously, the term is also strictly used to refer to authentication values that are based on public keys and that provide signer authentication.
Detached signatures are over external network resources or local data objects that reside within the same XML document as sibling elements; in this case, the signature is neither enveloping (signature is parent) nor enveloped (signature is child).
PKCS1, section 9.2.1], the value input to the signature function MUST contain a pre-pended algorithm object identifier for the hash function, but the availability of an ASN.1 parser and recognition of OIDs is not required of a signature verifier.
www.w3.org /TR/2001/CR-xmldsig-core-20010419   (11086 words)

 XML-Signature Syntax and Processing
XML signature application; conformance requirements for each are specified by way of schema definitions and prose respectively.
indicates the key to be used to validate the signature.
DSA keys and the DSA signature algorithm are specified in [DSS].
www.w3.org /TR/xmldsig-core   (9227 words)

 Lesson 9: Key Signatures
This lesson, Key Signatures, has direct applcation when deciding what key to place the new song you're writing.
The first letter of each word in this sentence tells us the order that the flats are entered in a key signature: first the 'B', then the 'E', the 'A', and finally the 'D'.
There are some little "tricks" that can help you know which major key belongs to which key signature.
www.musictheory.halifax.ns.ca /9key_signatures.html   (625 words)

 Key Signature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hizi alama (Accidentals) zinazowekwa mwazoni mwa staff yako ndizo huitwa key signature.
Unapoandika key signature, kila noti unayoikuta ina # au b, unaiweka, ukikuta nyingine itaiandika mbele ya ile iliyotangulia lakini katika mstari wake.
Scale ya C major, Key signature: yake haina sharp wala flat
shedrack.netfirms.com /key_signature.htm   (632 words)

 NWCForum - Back to natural key signature
I use in a piece of music key signature A maior.
Than I want to go to the natural key signature.
Just enter the new key signature, C major.
www.noteworthysoftware.com /nwcforum/4186.htm   (96 words)

 Key Signature International for Fine Musicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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We can provide soloists, duos, trios, bands, Function Bands, Tribute Bands, ensembles and for more specialist disciplines such as classical, rehearsal, accompanist, M.D's and pit orchestra, Key Signature International has access to artistes of the highest calibre.
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www.keysignature.co.uk   (257 words)

 Earth developer key signature map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Red edge: signature between developers in the same country
Yellow edge: signature between developers in different countries but the same continent
Green edge: signatures between developers in different continents
people.debian.org /~edward/globe/earthkeyring   (47 words)

 Essentials of Music - Glossary
Also a lever on a keyboard or woodwind instrument.
Sharps or flats placed at the beginning of a piece to show the key of a work.
Instrument sounded by means of a keyboard (a series of keys played with the fingers).
www.essentialsofmusic.com /glossary/k.html   (152 words)

 key signature - Wiktionary
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(music) An indication of the key of a composition, giving the number of sharps or flats in the corresponding scale.
The key signatures of D major and b minor both have two sharps
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/key_signature   (61 words)

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