Music Theory Lessons

Circle of Fifths Music Theory Lessons

When learning music theory the circle of fifths is a key foundation block that all musicians will need to know. Above all, the circle of fifths is helpful for notation, transposition, key signatures, and understanding the general structure of music. Therefore, one of the first music theory lessons should be to learn the circle of fifths. The circle of fifths can seem complicated, but you will see when watching our video instructions its not difficult or complicated to master! Music theory lessons with Numbered Notes.

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Fifth Interval Keyboard Video

In music theory, an interval is the difference between two pitches. Therefore an interval may be described as horizontal, linear, or melodic if it refers to successively sounding tones, such as two adjacent pitches in a melody, and vertical or harmonic if it pertains to simultaneously sounding tones, such as in a chord. Although learning how to find an interval may seem complex to begin with, and although it relies on your knowledge of scales, as you practice it becomes much easier. But learning an interval helps with your sight reading and memorization of music. Additionally as with most things in music the best way to get better at identifying intervals is to practice.