en:vok:quartenzirkel

quintenzirkel.jpg
ColourScale
steel bluepentatonic
light blueheptatonic (chromatic)
ColourMajor scaleMinor scale
greenmajorminor
orangeminormajor
yellowminordiminished
reddiminishedminor
StepFunctionInterval
I Tonic (root note) prime
ii Dominant parallel second
iii Subdominant parallel third
IV Subdominant fourth
V Dominant fifth
vi Tonic parallel sixth
vii Substitute dominant seventh

The circle of fourths is equivalent to the circle of fifths read in the counterclockwise direction (and therefore called descending). It allows the quick identification of the fourth over each tone. In particular, the formation of the fourth cadence is facilitated, which is particularly important in Jazz music.


Visualisierung des Quartenzirkels