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Circle Of 5ths

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Maj _1__ Keys _2__ _3__ _4__ _5__ Min. _6__ Keys _7__ _1/8_ _2/9_ 3/10 4/11 5/12 6/13 7/14 1/15
Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb
Bb C D Eb F G A Bb C D Eb F G A Bb
F G A Bb C D E F G A Bb C D E F
C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C
G A B C D E F# G A B C D E F# G
D E F# G A B C# D E F# G A B C# D
A B C# D E F# G# A B C# D E F# G# A
E F# G# A B C# D# E F# G# A B C# D# E
B C# D# E F# G# A# B C# D# E F# G# A# B
F# Gb G# Ab A# Bb B= Cb C# Db D# Eb E#= F F# Gb G# Ab A# Bb B= Cb C# Db D# Eb E#= F F# Gb
Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C Db
Ab Bb C Db Eb F G Ab Bb C Db Eb F G Ab
Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb
Bb C D Eb F G A Bb C D Eb F G A Bb
F G A Bb C D E F G A Bb C D E F
Tonic Super Tonic Medi- ant Sub- Dom Dom- inant Rel- minor Lead. note Tonic Super Tonic Medi- ant Sub- Dom Dom- inant Rel- minor Lead. note Tonic
Ion Dor Phy Lyd Mix Aeo Loc Ion Dor Phy Lyd Mix Aeo Loc Ion
I ii iii IV V vi vii I ii iii IV V vi vii I
bIII iv v bVI bVII i ii bIII iv v bVI bVII i ii bIII
M m m M M m dim M m m M M m dim M


The Circle of 5ths is one of the most useful tools in music. I have adapted the circle and arranged it into a table. The Top Row represents the scale degrees. The other rows represent the scales written out in two octaves. Note that the table is a Circle of 5ths from the Top going Down and a Circle of 4ths from the Bottom going UP. For instance,Eb to Bb is a 5th whereas Eb to Ab is a 4th. This pattern is present for each scale degree in every row or column. The letters in the 1st column are the Major Keys, and the letters in the 6th column are the Minor Keys.

The last Row represents the Chord Type for each degree of the scale to get a "family of chords" for the Key or scale:

M = Major, m = minor, and dim = diminished.

Roman Numerals: Uppercase = Major chords, Lowercase = minor or diminshed chords.

Let's arrange the table in a user friendly manner.

Table of 5ths
1 3 5 7 9/2 11/4 13/6 15/8 3/10
F A C E G Bb D F A
C E G B D F A C E
G B D F# A C E G B
D F# A C# E G B D F#
A C# E G# B D F# A C#
E G# B D# F# A C# E G#
B D# F# A# C# E G# B D#
Gb Bb Db F Ab Cb Eb Gb Bb
Db F Ab C Eb Gb Bb Db F
Ab C Eb G Bb Db F Ab C
Eb G Bb D F Ab C Eb G
Bb D F A C Eb G Bb D
F A C E G Bb D F A
I iii V vii ii IV vi I iii
M m M dim m M m M m
bIII v bVII ii iv bVI i bIII v