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Circle Of Fifths - A Beginner's Guide

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The circle of fifths is a very important piece of music theory. It is a must have tool for any musician or music producer. The circle is working like a clock and let's you ready various information about all the keys and chords there are in music. The circle earns is name because each key on the circle will be a fifth away from the next key.

 

What you can do with the circle of fifths:

- See how many flats and sharps are in each key (key signature)
- Read which notes to flatten or sharpen in each key
- See which chords are related to each other

Important:
Using the COF for major keys is a bit easier than using it or minor keys!
In minor there are minor harmonic and minor melodic scales.

Published in Music theory