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Definition of Circle-of-fifths

Circle-of-fifths Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Music Glossary
The prime harmonic model of the early eighteenth century. Together with the sequence, an important device to establish tonality as it passes through the degrees of the scale in the expected mode (minor, major, diminished, augmented) for the chord of that degree.
Circle-of-fifths Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) is a visual representation of the relationships among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. More specifically, it is a geometrical representation of relationships among the 12 pitch classes of the chromatic scale in pitch class space.

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