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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 23: Circle of Fifths

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Lesson 23: The Circle of Fifths

The Circle if Fifths diagram is a graphical representation of relationships among the 12 major and minor keys and their corresponding key signatures.  The Circle of 5th shown here shows the major keys.  

Key signatures containing sharps are presented clockwise on the outside of the circle in order of ascending fifths. With each added sharp, the key advances five letter names and the tonic moves up a perfect fifth.

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Music resource recommendation: The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians

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The Chord Wheel is a revolutionary device that puts the most essential and practical applications of chord theory into your hands. This tool will help you improvise, comprehend key structure, transpose keys instantly, and help in your own songwriting and compositions.  No music reading is necessary.  Go to The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians.