Use of Proper Accidentals in a Given Key
by Chase Allsup
Here is my situation:
I am trying to write down a Minor 2nd in the key of G Major (G/Ab). The common practice is to use only Sharp symbols in a key signature that uses sharps.
The problem is, it seems impossible to notate a G and G# simultaneously on the same ledger line without it appearing as (G#/G#) so my only route seems to use the notation (G/Ab)
My question is; is it acceptable to use a Flat symbol in a piece of music using the G major key signature? To me, it looks confusing to the reader.