The Circle of 5ths in Classical Guitar - dummies

The Circle of 5ths in Classical Guitar

By Jon Chappell, Mark Phillips

Part of Classical Guitar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The circle of 5ths (an interval encompassing five notes) is a helpful tool in classical guitar for viewing the 12 major and minor keys by the order of sharps and flats in their key signatures. The key of C (no sharps or flats) is at the top, or 12 o’clock position. Moving clockwise from C you progress, by ascending 5ths, through all 12 keys beginning with sharps.

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