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B major: The Artist

Paolo Pietropaolo

The key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac. If you take all the music in a given key, you’ll discover certain characteristics — characteristics that can define your personality. That's the idea behind The Signature Series.

Are you a B major person? To get to know B major a little better, click on the orange play button. Follow along with the pop-up comments to find out what composition is playing.

Read about the characteristics of a classic B major person below.


B major: The Artist

Key characteristics: Imaginative. Distracted. Curious.

Your biggest strength: You're so creative, it's practically incredible.

Your potential weakness: You're so creative, it's incredibly impractical.

Likes: Hot summer days, an empty calendar, flashes of inspiration.

Dislikes: 9 to 5 working hours, offices, pop culture.

Preferred outfit: T-shirt and hoodie.

Animal symbol: Monkey.

Zodiac sign most similar to: Leo, Sagittarius.

Classic B major people:

- Frederick the mouse in the children's book by Leo Lionni.
- Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
- Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.
- Singer and producer Peter Gabriel.
- French painter Paul Gauguin.
- Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème.
- Bob Marley.

Which key are you?