Categories: Music Theory

A method of modulation that begins on a tonic and moves to the dominant of that tonic, which is the fifth tone of the scale. From there the music moves to the dominant of the previous dominant, that is the fifth tone from the fifth tone of the original tonic. The music thus proceeds until the original tonic is again reached. In the key of C major, the circle of fifths would proceed as follows: C , G, D , A , E, B, F sharp, C sharp, G sharp (A flat), D sharp (E flat), A sharp (B flat), F, C .

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Circle of Fifths
Definition of "Circle of Fifths" by Chat GPT: The Circle of Fifths is a visual representation of the relationships between the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the relationships between major and minor keys. It is often depicted as a circle with 12 equally spaced points, each representing a different key. The Circle of Fifths is a useful tool for understanding music theory, chord progressions, and key relationships.
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