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09-22-2012, 11:47 AM

I have not seen this information displayed this way. I believe it shows the relationship between the tones more concisely. I developed this about a year ago and my nephew has been encouraging me to let it loose into the wild, so here it is.

I am interested in your reactions or corrections. Understand that I am not an expert in music theory and still consider myself a rank amateur musician. It is copyrighted using Creative Commons Share Alike, so feel free to share, use, alter, or whatever, in a non-commercial way.

I am not sure how to make this larger, so here are a couple links to the image. The PDF doesn't seem to preview well, but it downloads fine.

MediaFire PDF (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?9j7l31hzh86j869)
MediaFire GIF (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?nk3bg4dcuduuud9)

09-22-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks for the download... the Circle of 5th's is a great tool & has been the subject of many posts on UU. Here's a couple:



Jim D'ville has a whole section of his website dedicated to using the Circle here:



09-23-2012, 01:28 PM
I've done a lot of research on the Circle of Fifths, including those UU posts. Jim's is a new find. Thanks!

It is often displayed with the relative minor. This representation shows the relationship between the major and minor chords, without counting around the circle. I just can't believe I've never seen a chart like this.

12-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Thanks, this is awesome. : )
well done.

12-09-2013, 01:31 PM
This is a nice layout. I don't think I've seen the minor chords like this. Thanks!!