Circle of fifths lesson 3 - Minor sharp scales

Welcome to the third Circle of fifths lesson.

It contains lots of piano and treble clef diagrams, and mp3 audio files to link all the relevant material together.

Below are detailed steps to understand and draw the minor sharp scales on the Circle of fifths diagram.

Please read the first two lessons before continuing, as they contain background material needed in this lesson.

Circle of fifths
Lesson1. Introduction2. Major sharps3. Minor sharps4. Major flats5. Minor flats

1. Minor sharp scales

This step shows how to memorize and draw the minor sharp scale labels on the Circle of fifths diagram.

Memorizing the minor sharp scale order

In 2. Major sharps, we drew the major sharp scale names (in red) using the Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle phrase starting at 11 o'clock with note F, moving clockwise.

To draw the minor sharp scale names, this phrase will be re-used in the same clockwise direction, but the first letter will start 3 hours earlier - at 8 o'clock.