The circle of fifths is a useful tool for teaching fundamental concepts of harmony. It provides a clear visual representation for understanding:


  • scale construction
  • key signatures
  • the order of sharps and flats
  • key relations
  • different types of modulation
  • chord progressions
  • transposition


This download features an attractive rendition of the circle of fifths with clear, bright colours. Relative keys are in the same colour, and minor keys are indicated in lower case. Your download includes two A4 size pages, one formatted with a portrait orientation and one formatted with a landscape orientation.


This resource is suitable for students of music theory, composition, and any instrument from a late elementary level onwards. It comes with a studio licence and can be printed for any number of pupils that you teach in your studio.

Circle of Fifths (A4)