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Circle of fifths

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1. Discuss the placement of keys on the minor circle of 5ths.
2. Discuss the parallel relationship between major and minor scales.
3. Discuss the relative relationship between major and minor scales.

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You use the Circle of fifths to figure out the number of sharps and flats for major keys, but you can also use it for minor as well. Instead of moving clockwise in the circle, move counterclockwise using the major key signature. So, if you want to find out E minor, locate E on the circle, move 3 steps counterclockwise and you find a G. E minor then ...

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This solution provides a discussion of the placement of keys on the minor circle of 5ths, the parallel relationship between major and minor scales, and the relative relationship between major and minor scales.

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