For any major played, (g major, d major, etc.) do we play everything else as a low/natural? (Ex. G major only uses every f as a f sharp. so would c and g be played both as low/natural in the piece if they are there?)

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  • I answered your similar question yesterday. The G major scale is G A B C D E F♯ G. D major is D E F♯ G A B C♯ D. Each major scale differs from every other major scale by at least one sharp or flat. Look up the circle of fifths. This shows you that keys and scales add a sharp (or lose a flat) as you move clockwise. (C has no sharps or flats. G has 1. D, 2. A, 3. E, 4. B, 5. F♯, 6.) You add a flat or lose a sharp as you move counter-clockwise. (C, 0. F, 1. B♭, 2. E♭, 3. A♭, 4. D♭, 5. G♭, 6.) – trw Jan 22 at 4:59

I THINK I understand your question!

Yes, when playing a scale the key signature tells you which notes are to be played as sharps (or flats). The remaining notes are played natural.

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