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Music Theory – Guitar Chords Theory – Circle of 5ths



The Circle of 5ths is a fascinating music tool that incorporates many elements of music theory into a visual format.

Just as a color wheel shows how colors blend together in harmony, the Circle of 5ths shows how the 12 unique tones work harmoniously in music.

In this book, I show you 17 aspects of how to understand the Circle of 5ths and their applications to playing songs with a guitar.

Many people only understand the Circle of 5ths in a ‘static’ manner. I show you how to make the Circle of 5ths come alive so that you can use it interactively in your guitar music.

Here are the 18 topics covered:

THE CIRCLE OF 5THS – Introduction
1. The Diagram of the Circle of 5ths
2. 12 Key Signatures
3. Flats and Sharps
4. Learn This Trick
5. Rosa’s Rotary Circle
6. All 12 Major Keys
7. Chord Movement – Counter Clockwise
8. Circle of 4ths?
9. I IV V7 of all 12 Keys
10. 7 Diatonic Chords of all 12 Keys
11. Major and Minor Scales
12. Common Chord Progressions
13. Transposing Songs to Other Keys
14. Circle of 5ths on the Guitar
15. Guitar Chord Tabs for the Circle of 5ths
16. Guitar Chart for Reference: 12 Musical Keys
17. Roman Numeral System
18. Conclusion

Have Fun 🙂

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