Circle of 5ths Explained in Under 10 Minutes!

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As someone pointed out, I forgot to put F# in the solution for the E major scale at 4:00 so keep that in mind. Aside from that, the answer keys are accurate.

The Circle of 5ths (also sometimes called the circle of 4ths or the cycle of 5ths/4ths) is a concept musicians use to organize major scales/ key signatures.

In under 10 minutes, you'll learn how to find the notes in all 12 major scales even if you don't know how to read music. We'll talk about why it's called the circle of 5ths the order of the sharps (and flats), how to determine how many flats/ sharps are in a given key and more. Thanks for checking out my video lesson here at Musicians Unite, check back next week for another one!!

-Kyle Windjack


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