Audio Ear Training

Circle of fifths

The circle of fifths is an online interactive map that describes the relationships among the 12 tonics of the chromatic scale. Change tonic, mode, and layout to discover the relations, or mathematical patterns between musical notes, chords, and scales.

C
Ionian
P 1 P 5 M 2 M 6 M 3 M 7 d 5 m 2 m 6 m 3 m 7 P 4 ( 0 s t ) ( 7 s t ) ( 2 s t ) ( 9 s t ) ( 4 s t ) ( 1 1 s t ) ( 6 s t ) ( 1 s t ) ( 8 s t ) ( 3 s t ) ( 1 0 s t ) ( 5 s t )
Tonic
G♭
D♭
A♭
E♭
B♭
F
C
G
D
A
E
B
F♯
C♯
Mode
Lydian
Ionian
Mixolydian
Dorian
Aeolian
Phrygian
Locrian
Layout
Scales
Intervals

How to use:

Click a button in the Circle to play its triad chord.
Hold 'Alt' when clicking a button in the Circle to play its 7th chord.
Hold 'Ctrl/Cmd' when clicking a button in the Circle to make it the tonic.
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