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Master Circle Of Fifths to Find Keys - Jin's Theory

A smart way to master all major and minor keys
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Created by Yanjin Luo
Last updated 3/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand Circle Of Fifths correctly
Identify a key and key signature quickly
Memorize Circle Of Fifths easily
Remember all major and minor keys
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Requirements
  • No prior music theory background required, but prepare your paper and pen!
Description

What is the course about?

This course teaches you the correct way to understand and utilize Circle of Fifths, and the easiest way to memorize it. With these techniques, you can remember all major and minor keys and their key signatures.

Why take this course?

If you have difficulties to master major and minor keys; if you can not map keys and their key signatures very well; or if you find that Circle Of Fifths is too hard to remember.

How is the course structured?

This course starts with the introduction to some necessary music theory. After that, we will start our Circle Of Fifths journey. I will teach you the correct way to look at Circle Of Fifths and how to memorize it easily. I will also go through how it connects the keys and key signatures. In addition, I will walk you through how to derive major and minors key from Circle Of Fifths.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who have difficulties to identify key and key signature
  • Students who have difficulties to remember all major and minor keys
  • Students who can not memorize Circle Of Fifths
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 39:55
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Why Taking This Course?
1 Lecture 00:52

Introduction to this course and why taking this course.

Preview 00:52
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Fundamental Music Theory
6 Lectures 11:08

This is an introduction to scale and major.

Preview 01:15

This is an introduction to minor and its relationship with major.

Preview 01:17

This is the first lesson for minor categories. I will introduce natural minor in this course.

Preview 01:20

This is the second lesson for minor categories. I will introduce harmonic minor and melodic minor in this course.

Preview 03:06

This is an introduction to scale degrees.

Preview 02:05

This is an introduction to key signature and accidentals, plus how they work together.

Preview 02:05
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Master Circle Of Fifths
9 Lectures 24:03

In this lesson, I will go through what circle of fifths is, why it is called circle of fifths, and why it is useful.

Introduction to Circle Of Fifths
01:27

In this lesson, I will go through the two ways to look at circle of fifths, in the clockwise direction and in the counter-clockwise direction. You will see how circle of fifths is constructed.

Clockwise vs. Counter-clockwise Movement
02:26

I personally categorize all the keys on circle of fifths into two lines, one is sharp line, and the other is flat line. With this category, majors can be mapped to circle of fifths very well and can be remembered easily. In this lesson, I am going to share it with you.

Sharp Line vs. Flat Line
04:08

After we understand the sharp line, you may wonder how does it actually help me. In this lesson, I am going to teach you how can we derive from sharp line to sharp key signature.

From Sharp Line to Sharp Key Signature
03:19

In this lesson, I am going to teach you how can we derive from flat line to flat key signature.

From Flat Line to Flat Key Signature
03:56

In this lesson, I will introduce a way to help you identify the key from the key signature.

From Key Signature to Key
02:45

You will learn how to get the relative minor from a major in this lesson.

From Major to Relative Minor
01:34

You will learn how to identify relative minor key in circle of fifths in this lesson.

Identify Relative Minor Key
02:51

This is an introduction to transposition and how does circle of fifths affect it.

Transposition
01:37
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Exercise
3 Lectures 00:00

Exercise for sharp line and flat line

Exercise 1
1 page

Exercise to identify key

Exercise 2
1 page

Exercise to identify key signature

Exercise 3
1 page
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Lecture Slides
1 Lecture 00:52

Attached is the lecture slides. Video is the intro video :) Please go ahead to the recourse attached.

All Lectures' Slides
00:52
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
4 Reviews
29 Students
2 Courses
A Passionate Teacher

Yanjin Luo is a passionate teacher in music, including music theory, piano and Pipa.

Yanjin has her own way to understand music theory, which makes her students' life much easier. For music theory, she is the holder of ABRSM Grade 8, ABRSM Grade 5, and CCOM Grade 1.

Yanjin's instruments are piano and Pipa (A Chinese instrument). She holds ABRSM Grade 8 in piano, and CCOM Grade 6 in Pipa.

Her students are very diverse, from age 3 to age 29, from students to investment bankers. She is always working on improving the way to explain music theory and techniques to her students. Yanjin believes that everyone can understand music very well.

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