Music Theory Lessons

The Basics The Piano Keyboard Musical Note Names The Middle C Note The Staff Treble Clef (G-clef) Bass Clef (F-clef) The Grand Staff Note Duration Rest Duration Measures Time Signature Dotted Notes Tied Notes Accidentals Half Step & Whole Step Sharps & Flats Double Sharps & Double Flats Enharmonic Notes Key Signatures Relative Minor Scales The Circle of Fifths Chart Enharmonic Scales Music Interval Interval Inversion Musical Scales How to build a major scale? How to build a natural minor scale? Harmonic Minor Melodic Minor Blues Scales Pentatonic Scales Chromatic Scale Whole Tone Scales Musical Chords Triads Seventh Chords Major Scale Diatonic Chords Minor Scale Diatonic Chords Advertisements

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The Circle of Fifths Chart

circle of fifths chart

The Circle of Fifths Chart The circle of fifths is a chart that summarizes the relationship between major and minor scales and displays all the key signatures into one easy to understand diagram. The outside are the major keys in uppercase letters. Each major key is associated with a relative minor key in lowercase letters. Both share the same corresponding […]

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Note Duration & The Different Note Types

Note Duration Note duration is defined as the length of time to hold the note. There are different note types to indicate the different note durations. Whole Note (Semibreve) A whole note (American English) or semibreve (British English) is a note type that has the longest note duration. Half Note (Minim) A half note (American English) of minim (British English) […]

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