It’s nearly time to go back to school.  While summer lessons focus on music for camp,  theme music from movies or trying out new instruments, it’s time to get back to the basics.

As we review the concepts of music theory and why music works the way it does, here is a handy reference chart for the Circle of 5th’s.  Why is so much of music based on the number 5?  The Circle of 5th’s and the harmonic arch in nearly every modern instrument will give you a look into where music and mathematics collide.

Here is a printable to help with a review of the music end of things.

Circle of 5ths Printable

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