The Circle of Fifths is not a new concept. It was first seen in a treatise called Grammatika that was written by a composer by the name of Nikolai Diletskii back in 1679. Read the full article over at Wikipedia.
The Circle of Fifths is essentially a tool used by musicians to help them understand the various keys of music, to help transpose music into a different key, to compose new songs and to understand scales and modes of music. Its extremely helpful and is something every guitarist should be very familiar with.
It is however somewhat involved and can be very confusing at first. It is for this reason I created this post. Below you will find a number of links that will lead you to various articles, tools and videos that will further explain the Circle of Fifths and how you can use it to help you become a better musician. There are tests, quizzes and interactive programs within the links below that will keep you busy for hours as well as help burn these concepts into your memory. I hope you enjoy and find this post helpful. If so, please feel free to leave a comment in the comments box below. Thanks!
How Can the Circle of Fifths Help you Write a Song?
Video Lesson From JamPlay
The Circle Of Fifths Diagram
Circle of Fifths for Dummies
The Circle Of Fifths: Music Theory For Dummies from The Basics section
The Circle of Fifths
The Circle of Fifths from GuitarLessonWorld.com
The Circle of Fifths, Part 1
The Circle of Fifths, Part 2
Circle of Fifths
Circle Of Fifths – Music Theory for Guitar
Circle Of Fifths – Music Theory for Guitar – Part 2
Inversions & Circle of Fifths taught by John Miller
Creating the Circle of Fifths – A Beginners Guide
Music Theory – Using the Circle of Fifths for Minor Keys
Music Theory – Using the Circle of Fifths for Major Keys
Relative Minors on the Circle of Fifths
How to Build Circle of Fifths
Interactive Circle of Fifths Tool
Another Interactive Tool
Interactive Circle of Fifths 3.1