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.
This is an introduction to minor and its relationship with major.
This is the first lesson for minor categories. I will introduce natural minor in this course.
This is the second lesson for minor categories. I will introduce harmonic minor and melodic minor in this course.
In this lesson, I will go through what circle of fifths is, why it is called circle of fifths, and why it is useful.
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.
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.
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.
In this lesson, I am going to teach you how can we derive from flat line to flat key signature.
In this lesson, I will introduce a way to help you identify the key from the key signature.
You will learn how to get the relative minor from a major in this lesson.
You will learn how to identify relative minor key in circle of fifths in this lesson.
This is an introduction to transposition and how does circle of fifths affect it.
Exercise for sharp line and flat line
Exercise to identify key
Exercise to identify key signature
Attached is the lecture slides. Video is the intro video :） Please go ahead to the recourse attached.
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.