The Circle of Fifths

The well known Circle of 5ths is a useful tool to find key signature’s ‘at a glance’ and helps us understand the ‘mechanics’ of music. Can you remember how to find the relative minors?

Did you know there are up to 30 key key signatures to memorize for music exams. Fortunately there is a way of calculating them all from knowing just seven. These are the major keys of the seven musical alphabet notes A-B-C-D-E-F-G and to help us do this we give these keys numeric values. Click here to find out

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The Circle of Fifths - Part 1
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The Circle of Fifths - Part 2
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Creating the Circle of Fifths - Guide
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Using the Circle of Fifths for Major Keys
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Using the Circle of Fifths for Minor Keys
Circle of Fifths

Did you know there are up to 30 key key signatures to memorize for music exams.
Fortunately there is a way of calculating them all from knowing just seven.
These are the major keys of the seven musical alphabet notes A-B-C-D-E-F-G and to help us do this we give these keys numeric values.

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