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Circle of fifths

Circle of fifths
Circle of fifths showing major and minor keys Nikolay Diletsky's circle of fifths in Idea grammatiki musikiyskoy (Moscow, 1679) In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) is a visual representation of the relationships among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. More specifically, it is a geometrical representation of relationships among the 12 pitch classes of the chromatic scale in pitch class space. Definition[edit] Structure and use[edit] Pitches within the chromatic scale are related not only by the number of semitones between them within the chromatic scale, but also related harmonically within the circle of fifths. Octaves (7 × 1200 = 8400) versus fifths (12 × 700 = 8400), depicted as with Cuisenaire rods (red (2) is used for 1200, black (7) is used for 700). Diatonic key signatures[edit] The circle is commonly used to represent the relationship between diatonic scales. Play . History[edit] .

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Play Ukulele by Ear: Jim D’Ville Interview Jim D’Ville recently released a DVD teaching you how to Play Ukulele By Ear and has been blogging helpful hints and interviews with ukers from the hugely knowledgeable to the clueless but handsome. So I turned the tables on him and coaxed a few my tips out of him. What does ‘playing by ear’ mean? To me, playing by ear means listening to what a song is doing and being able to recognize what is going on and then playing along with it. Many genres of music have a certain form which simply repeats itself. Fake Strums Tutorial The fake strum is a simple technique that I use a lot in my arrangements. So it’s about time I gave it a post of its own. It’s used in fingerpicking pieces to play full chords. It sounds like a strum but it’s just done by picking individual strings in sequence. Here it is played twice slowly then up to speed.

Circle of 5ths Chord Practice Chart Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page CIRCLE OF 5ths Return to Songs Pitch class All Cs possible on a piano (except C8, available on grand) Play . Psychologists refer to the quality of a pitch as its "chroma". A "chroma" is an attribute of pitches, just like hue is an attribute of color. A "pitch class" is a set of all pitches sharing the same chroma, just like "the set of all white things" is the collection of all white objects.[citation needed]

Interactive Circle of Fifths User's Guide The Interactive Circle of Fifths ("the Circle" for short) is a tool designed to help musicians to: figure out the key of a piece of music easily transpose music to a different key compose new music understand key signatures, scales, and modes The concept of the circle of fifths is not a new one (see this Wikipedia article for more information), but there is more to this simple, yet profound structure than the traditional diagram can easily convey. The Interactive Circle of Fifths goes beyond the limitations of a static diagram without sacrificing clarity and simplicity. Uke Scales - Three Notes Per String Method Hey guys!I come from a guitar background and was taught to play scales using the "Three Notes Per String" method. I've been searching around the web but can't seem to find a complete guide on ukulele scales using this method. So I figure I would try to start my own.Here is what I've come up with so far.

Strawberry Fields Forever" "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles Intro: G GM7 G7 G7sus2 Fdim F C | | | | | | | A---2----2----2----2---|--2----2------0----X--|-----3------2---|---X----X---- E---3----3----2----2---|--1----1------1----0--|--0-------------|---1----0---- C---2----2----2----2---|--2----2------2----2--|--------2-------|---0----0---- G-----0----0----0----0-|----0----0----X----1--|---2------0-----|---2----0---- Chorus: [C]Let me take you down 'cos I'm going [Gm7]to Strawberry [Gm]Fields [Gm7][A7]Nothing is real And [F]nothing to get [A7]hung about [F]Strawberry Fields [C]Forever

Major scale Major scales C major scale ) Structure[edit] The pattern of whole and half steps characteristic of a major scale whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half where "whole" stands for a whole tone (a red u-shaped curve in the figure), and "half" stands for a semitone (a red broken line in the figure).

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