Circle of Fifths
with links to songs

Songs on YouTube

If you want to play the guitar or the piano, you do NOT try to learn the rules of music. There are NO rules. You learn patterns, even though you might not be aware of them. The most basic pattern for Western music is the major scale (Do-Re-Mi ...). The most iconic visual representation of this being the black and white pattern of the piano keyboard. For chords the most basic pattern is the Circle of Fifths.

Circle of Fifths
 
F
 
C G D
 
Bb
 
 
 
Key
A
 
Eb
 
of X
 
 
E
 
Ab / G#
 
C# F# B

Music Links
guitar standard tuning guitar chords flat tuning
guitar strums 3-chord Songs 4-chord Songs Song Lessons
trumpet metronome Music theory  

Frets and Fractions:
Major Scales

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Guitar Chords

Which of these (open) guitar
chords can you play?



The Enhanced Circle of Fifths

Index to songs
Angie ... C
Cherry ... C
Cowgirl in the Sand ... C
 
Crossroads ... A
City of New Orleans ... G
The Cup Song ... C
 
A
 
A
 
Holding Out for a Hero ... C
 
House of the Rising Sun ... C
Iiwake ... C
Jambalaya ... G
Love ~ 4-letter Word ... G
Me and Julio ... A
 
H
 
H
 
The Rose ... A, C
 
Scotland ... A
7 Bridges Road ... G
Stand by Me ... A
Sweet Home Alabama ... G
Take Me Home ... A
 
Won't Get Fooled ... A
 
R
The Zoo ... G


Last updated May 2021
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