Leap Forward DulcimerCrossing 2020 Focus for Premium Members QUIZ Useful Features of the Circle of 5ths One of the tools for understanding how chords relate to each other, AND how both kinds of dulcimers are put together, is the Circle of 5ths. How are the Circle of 5ths and the Circle of 4ths related to each other? They aren't related! These are two different circles. They are the same circle, how they are described is in which direction you are going They are cousins but they don't get together for the holidays. Trick Question! There is no such thing as a Circle of 4ths. How does the Circle of 5ths help me understand my hammered dulcimer? The pattern of the Marked courses on the bridges correspond to the Circle of 5ths The marked courses on both Bass and Treble bridges relate to the Circle of 5ths It doesn't help at all! I don't understand how this can help me? How does the Circle of 5ths help me understand my Mountain Dulcimer? They don't have ANYTHING in common! I don't understand the Circle of 5ths at all... The Circle of 5ths helps me know how to tune the Bass and Middle strings for playing Drone Style How does the Circle of 5ths help me understand Chord Theory? The Circle of 5ths is just confusing! The Circle of 5ths helps me understand which major chords to use in a given key. The Circle of 5ths helps me know which notes are in which chords. How does the Circle of 5ths/4ths relate to the Key Signatures? As we go around the Circle of 5ths to the Right, we add a sharp in each new key. As we go around the Circle of 4ths to the Left, we add a flat to each new key. The Circle just keeps me going around in circles!