Circle of fifths... or Circle of Fourths... Why is it so important to learn the Circle of Fifths?The circle of fifths is commonly used in gospel music as a turnaround or passing tone. It is a dynamic set of chords that you can play in various ways. Many musicians have heard of the circle of fifths but may not know how to play it. You are probably seeing this page because you would like to learn how to play the circle of fifths.
How to Play The Circle of Fifths (or Circle of Fourths)
The Circle of Fifths MovementNow this is it. I am going to now show you an example of how the circle of fifths is used. If you are a gospel musician, you will understand this.
On the key of C, a circle of fifths usually goes this way
A > D > G > C
It becomes circle of fourths if you play them forward. If you want to keep play more than four chords then you can do A > D > G > C > F > B > E.... Then it goes back to the A
Circle of Fifths Chord ExamplesAs a gospel musician you can play the circle of fifths in a number of ways. The basic gospel way is this... This example is on the key of C
A / G B C E
D / Gb B C E
G / F A A# D
C / E A A# D
F / E G A C
B Eb / A D F
E / Ab C D G
Circle of Fifths GuitarAs a guitarist you can also play the circle of fifths but you would play it differently from a pianist. To learn how to play circle of fifths guitar, JOIN THIS WEBSITE for over 11,000 GUITAR LESSONS
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