Monthly Archives: October 2011

More about the Circle of Fifths

Now we can explain why the circle of fifths looks the way it does. Recall that we had an ambiguous area from 5 o’clock to 7 o’clock: We’re going to examine the circle of fifths in terms of major scales. To … Continue reading

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The Circle of Fifths

A review Previously we discussed a clock in which the numbers going clockwise from the 12 o’clock position went up by sevens. Of course, we want to keep the numbers between 1 and 12, so when the number gets larger … Continue reading

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