Hey, musicians and teachers, make your own circle-of-fifths calculator wheel! A nice little reference tool, it’s handy for transcribing songs into different keys, and just fun to study. It helps you figure what chords go with what, too, like a cool Rosetta Stone for chord relationships. There’s plenty more info on the circle-of-fifths on the internet, too.
Here’s what you do:
- Print it out twice on nice heavy paper. I covered mine with self-stick clear plastic film.
- From one print, cut out the inner white circle.
- Punch a little hole in the centers of the cut-out circle, and the other one that’s not cut out.
- Connect them together with one of those round-headed paper fasteners, that will allow them to rotate independently. I used a little plastic screw and nut from Radio Shack that was nice.