en:vok:quintenzirkel

The circle of fifths is a tool to represent the relationships between the major and minor keys. Its inversion is called circle of fourths.

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In the right half (clockwise, „up“) all notes are one fifth apart, in the left (counterclockwise, „down“) a fourth:

Direction Root note Steps Target note Interval
Up C DEF G fifth
Down C DE F fourth


Visualisierung des Quintenzirkels


Visualisierung des Quartenzirkels


Peter Luongo: Circle of 5ths made easy(ier) (2018)

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