Yeah as title says, Thank you: How is the major scale connected with the Circle of Fifths?

Also, If you could explain to me what Circle of Fiths is again im not too clear about it thanks.
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You're better of looking in the lessons section on UG
steps of major scale

C Major
1 2 3 4 5
C D E F G

Now take the 5 degree G and count up to the fifth of the scale

1 2 3 4 5
G A B C D

repeat in D

1 2 3 4 5
D E F# G A

go through all scales until your back to C

notice that the notes below are 5 steps apart from the next note

C G D A E B F#/Gb C#/Db G#/Ab D#/Eb A#/Bb E#/F B#/C

the notes separated by the slash mark / are enharmonics = same note/different name

listen to hendrix .. hey joe.. to hear how this works...he is only using part of the circle but you will hear its distinct sound...

play well

wolf
fourth degree >> first >> fifth >> second >> sixth >> third >> seventh

">>": up a fifth.

it shows how many sharps/flats there are in each major key

c=o
g=1
d=2 sharps
a=3
e=4 etc...

c=0
f=1
Bb=2 flats
Eb=3
Ab=4
Last edited by mdwallin at Nov 1, 2009,
excuse my ignorance, but why does it go from B to F#, and not to F?
excuse my ignorance, but why does it go from B to F#, and not to F?

Because the circle of fifths are in perfect fifth intervals clockwise. B to F isn't a perfect fifth its a diminished fifth but B to F# is a perfect fifth.