The Circle Of Fifths

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Use the Circle to know which chords go well together in any specific Key. Want your own circle to print out? Download one here.

Take the key of G Major for example - locate the G on the outer wheel. The Circle tells you that any chord that touches that G box will work "well" in a song in the key of G, i.e. C, D and Em.

Here's a slick tool that uses the circle of 5ths to come up with nice chord progressions:

The 7th chord fits too!

Try playing a 7th chord for the chord directly clockwise of the key your in. For example, a song in key of C, throw in a G7. It sounds good too! A song in the key of F, throw in a C7.

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