Circle of 5ths – Key Signatures MTT #014 The circle of fifths part 2. I explain how to use the circle of fifths to determine how many sharps and flats are in each key. Also known as Key Signatures. When you look at the circle as a chart on paper, it's amazing to see how […]
Circle of 5ths Explained Quickly & Easily #MTT 013 When I was in high school, I remember looking at this poster of the circle of fifths on the wall of our choir room and being intimidated by it. It seemed so difficult to understand and overwhelming. Fortunately, I learned that it is actually a rather […]
Years ago I came up with this method to easily figure out the 4th and 5th of any note without having to write anything down. This will help you with the circle of 5ths as well as anytime you need to quickly determine the 4th or 5th.
A super simple way to memorize the number of sharps in every sharp key.
How to Learn the "Order of #'s" Fast – MTT #010 The order of Sharps is actually pretty easy to understand. In just minutes you will be able to understand which sharps go in the sharp keys. F#C#G#D#A#E#B#. It's as simple as that. Make sure to check out my other short Music Theory Micro Thursday […]
Number of Flats (b Keys) MTT #009 (Music Theory Thursday) If you only watch one of my lessons, this is a good one to watch. I share one of the best music theory tricks I know to memorize how many flats are in every flat key. (F=1, Bb=2, Eb=3, Ab=4, Db=5, Gb=6) -Kennis Russell
The order of flats is actually pretty easy to understand. In just minutes you will be able to understand which flats go in the flat keys. BEADGCF. It's as simple as that. Make sure to check out my other short Music Theory Thursday esson (MTT) posted every "Music Theory Thursday."
7th Chords Explained MTT #007 (Music Theory Thursday) This Music Theory Thursday lsson Explains how 7th chords work. Every wonder what that little 7 or Maj7 next to the chord letter name really means? After watching this video you will know. -Kennis Russell
7 Chord in Every Major Key (Diatonic Triads) #005 MTML (Music Theory Thursday) In this lesson, I explain the 7 chords found naturally (diatonic) in every major key. Knowing how to determine what these chords are significantly helps with writing and playing music. Narrow all of the possible chords down to 7 just by knowing […]