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The Circle of 5ths Explained, Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

The Circle of 5ths Explained, Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale.

It’s a central aspect of music theory, and it’s a fairly simple concept to grasp, even if you have no experience with theory. Best of all, understanding the circle of fifths can help you as a songwriter and performer.

In this video, guitar instructor Sean Daniel explains the circle of fifths and demonstrates three ways you can use it: to compose, to help you memorize chord progressions and to further your music education by identifying key signatures.

This is a crucial concept that can benefit all musicians.

Check out the video and put it to work for yourself. Also, take a look at the circle of fifths chart at the bottom for a visual sense of its connections.

Be sure to check out Sean’s YouTube channel for more of his educational videos.

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