#### JasonC

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Hi All,

I'm currently trying to learn my scales and arpeggios and my teacher showed me the circle of 4ths and 5ths to help me work out which notes have which sharps and flats and how many.

I do get how the circle works (I think!) and I have created my own circle which I find is easier to use (see picture below) I just wanted someone to have a quick look at it to make sure I haven't done anything wrong so I'm not learning the wrong thing. I wont see my teacher for another couple of weeks otherwise I would have asked him.

You will see that the notes that have sharps are Orange and the little circles with numbers in say how many sharps there are. The arrows and numbers in squares in the middle show where you need to start counting from to calculate which sharps are in each note scale. So for instance, the note D has 2 sharps and the notes that are sharp are F and C according to the arrows and numbers in squares, does this make sense? and have I made this correctly?

If it is correct and someone else would benefit from this then let me know and I will give you a link to a PDF version which is much better quality.

Also, is there a circle somewhere that would help me calculate the minor scales? We touched on these at my last lesson and my teacher told me how to calculate them but only in my head.

Thanks for you help

Jason

I'm currently trying to learn my scales and arpeggios and my teacher showed me the circle of 4ths and 5ths to help me work out which notes have which sharps and flats and how many.

I do get how the circle works (I think!) and I have created my own circle which I find is easier to use (see picture below) I just wanted someone to have a quick look at it to make sure I haven't done anything wrong so I'm not learning the wrong thing. I wont see my teacher for another couple of weeks otherwise I would have asked him.

You will see that the notes that have sharps are Orange and the little circles with numbers in say how many sharps there are. The arrows and numbers in squares in the middle show where you need to start counting from to calculate which sharps are in each note scale. So for instance, the note D has 2 sharps and the notes that are sharp are F and C according to the arrows and numbers in squares, does this make sense? and have I made this correctly?

If it is correct and someone else would benefit from this then let me know and I will give you a link to a PDF version which is much better quality.

Also, is there a circle somewhere that would help me calculate the minor scales? We touched on these at my last lesson and my teacher told me how to calculate them but only in my head.

Thanks for you help

Jason

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