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Schedule | 2020

Hillerman Library Jam
ABQ, New Mexico February 18
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Hillerman Library Jam
ABQ, New Mexico March 17
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MARCH/APRIL TEXAS/FLORIDA TOUR

Houston Uke Meet-Up
Houston, Texas March 26
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Houkulele Workshops
Houston, Texas March 27
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Blues Angel Music
Pensacola, Florida March 28
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Growers Alliance Cafe
St. Augustine, Florida April 1
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Orlando Ukulele Meet-Up
Winter Park, Florida April 2
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The Ukulele Place
Nokomis, Florida April 4
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AZ Ukulele
Phoenix, Arizona April 18
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 6
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Columbia City Theater
Seattle, Washington June 10
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Kamloops Uke Fest
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 11-14
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Funky Frets Fest
Boyertown, Pennsylvania Oct. 2-4
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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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