Welcome to The Circle, our voyage into the mysteries of The Circle of 5ths. Looking at a full Circle of 5ths without knowing how to use it can be intimidating.
The great news is, most of the time we are only using half of the circle at a time! Let’s say we want to learn about the Key of C Major. We simply mask off all the sharps and flats and what’s left are the notes of the C Major Scale.
Observation: You can mask off half of the Circle of 5ths to find the notes contained in any Major Scale.