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Circle of Fifths

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Posted by: centralscrutinizer, on 10/2/2009, in category "Music"
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Abstract: Work In Progress - Circle of Fifths, importance and applications in music

 

Order of Sharps FCGDAEB (In scales G,D,A,E,B,F#,C#)  [Fat Cats Go Down Alleys Eating Bananas]
Order of Flats BEADGCF (in major scales F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Cb)

The notes in the order of Flats are the same as the order of Sharps except that they are in the reverse order. So you only need to learn FCGDAEB forward and backward!

 

Circle of Fifths
Keys Sharps in order
C no #
G f            
D f c          
A f c g        
E f c g d      
B f c g d a    
F# f c g d a e  
C# f c g d a e b


Keys Flats in order
C no flats
F b            
Bb b e          
Eb b e a        
Ab b e a d      
Db b e a d g    
Gb b e a d g c  
Cb b e a d g c f

 

Flat Keys Number of
Sharps/Flats
Sharp Keys
C 0 C
F 1 G
Bb 2 D
Eb 3 A
Ab 4 E
Db 5 B
Gb 6 F#
Cb 7 C#


Video on major keys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkc_9Ql1HLY

Video on minor keys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22s7Q6n87tU

Circle of Fifths for guitarists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXtShCJ1kLU&feature=fvw

 

 


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