Learn the Sharp Scales in the Circle of Fifths in 3 Easy Steps on Piano

Learn the Sharp Scales in the Circle of Fifths in 3 Easy Steps on Piano follow these 3 easy steps on piano:



1.  Using the Circle of Fifths diagram below as a guide, locate the C Major scale at the top of the diagram to begin.

Similar to  a clock, the circle has 12 numbers because there are twelve tones in the musical alphabet. The C is on top at the 12:00 position.

It is called the Circle of Fifths because the Letter Names are a perfect fifth interval apart a s you move in a clockwise direction.

 

Sharp Scales in Music

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2.  Let’s start on the C at the top of the circle. The next note moving clockwise is G. Each time we move clockwise we add a sharp to the key signature.  G Major has one sharp which is F sharp.  Move clockwise next to D Major and it has 2 sharps, etc. all the way down to C# Major with 7 sharps.

Learn the Sharp Scales in the Circle of Fifths in 3 Easy Steps on Piano

3.  Next memorize the first letter of each word in this simple sentence.  Learn the sharp scales as they are added in the circle above. Ignore the flat key signatures for now.  There will be a separate tutorial for those soon.

      Fat Cats Go Down Alleys Eating Bugs

 

Learn the Sharp Scales in the Circle of Fifths in 3 Easy Steps on Piano

Circle of Fifths in Music

G Major Scale – F#

D Major Scale – F#, C#

A Major Scale – F#, C#, G#

E Major Scale – F#, C#, G#, D#

B Major Scale – F#, C#, G#, D#, A#

F# Major Scale – F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#

C# Major Scale – F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#

 

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