The <cancel> element

Parent element: <key>

The <cancel> element indicates that the old key signature should be cancelled before the new one appears. This will always happen when changing to C major or A minor and need not be specified then. The <cancel> element value matches the fifths value of the cancelled key signature (e.g., a cancel of -2 will provide an explicit cancellation for changing from B flat major to F major).




Name Type Required? Description
location cancel-location No Indicates where the cancellation appears relative to the new key signature. It is left if not specified.


This element is used in the following examples: