Cycle of 5th OR Cycle of 4th

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    David Vardeh

    I just purchased the program and was going through Vol.1 Module 1 and was watching “Vertical Cycle of fingering” video when I noticed that Richie was talking about the cycle of 5th when the note was going from C to F. I thought this was supposed to be Cycle of 4th unless I am missing something…can you please clarify?


    Hi David,
    5ths when inverted become 4ths and vice versa. Please watch the video on the Cycle of 5ths for a detailed explanation. It’s in the top menu…go to Lessons VOL1- Chord Studies- Cycle of 5ths.
    In functional harmony we usually think in terms of descending 5ths instead of ascending 5ths when denoting root movement and chord resolution. Hence, we say G7 resolves “down” to Cmaj7 instead of G7 resolves “up” to Cmaj7…

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