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Illinois State Museum
Springfield, Illinois April 27
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New Mexico Uke Weekend
ABQ & Santa Fe, NM May 4-5
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Rover Brothers Concert
ABQ, New Mexico May 18
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Artichoke Coffeehouse
Portland, Oregon May 31
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Caravan Gogh Trio
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Tigard Ukulele Group
Tigard, Oregon June 2
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Shipley Center
Sequim, Washington June 3
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Jansen Art Center
Lynden, Washington June 6
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Dusty Strings
Seattle, Washington June 8
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We Love Ukulele Fest
Coquitlam, BC Canada June 9
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Spokane Ukestra
Spokane, Washington June 11
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Kamloops Ukulele Festival
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 13-16
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Camp Oo Koo Lay Lay
Lake Berryessa, Calif. June 19-23
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Aria School of Music
Reno, Nevada June 25
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Modesto Funstrummers
Modesto, California June 28
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The Strum Shop
Roseville, California June 29
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ABQ Ukekopelli Fest
ABQ, New Mexico Sept. 27-29
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The Circle #16:
Relative Minors

Posted on: December 11th, 2011 by dville

New 5th FinderThe-Circle WebWelcome to The Circle, our voyage into the mysteries of The Circle of 5ths. Today it’s all in the family as we introduce the Relative Minors.  

Finding a major key’s relative minor is as simple as counting up to that key’s sixth scale degree. Using our handy 5th finder we see that in the key of C Major the fifth is G so the sixth scale degree must be A.
A is the relative minor of C. So what does that mean? Well, if you start on A and play all C scale notes you will have played the A Natural Minor Scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A). Play it on your instrument and listen to what it sounds like.
On the circle, the relative minors are depicted as lower case letters directly below their realtive majors. The relative minors also share the same key signature. For example, the Key of G has one sharp (F#) as does the Key of E minor.
Observation: Count up to the sixth scale degree of any major key and you’ve found that key’s relative minor. Play the major scale notes from the sixth and you’ll be playing in that key’s relative minor key.

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