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### Could a 3D sphere of fifths reveal more insights than the 2D circle of fifths?

A circle is actually a one-dimensional figure. The two-dimensional figure that we think of when we hear "circle" is a disk. A circle is one dimensional because, given a circle, you can ...
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### Could a 3D sphere of fifths reveal more insights than the 2D circle of fifths?

Assuming enharmonic equivalence, any mapping of (perfect) fifths will eventually wrap around onto itself. As such, in a two-dimensional representation, distance isn't always as clear as one might hope ...
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### Could a 3D sphere of fifths reveal more insights than the 2D circle of fifths?

A 3D model of fifths would not be a sphere. A friend of mine says that this is what bothers him about the "circle of fifths": That it isn't in fact a circle; it's a helix. He'd like that ...
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### can anyone help me in writing a quartet

Writing a quartet is a challenging task, especially considering the vast repertoire left by the great composers of the past. My advice would be: Expand your musical library: Listen to as many ...
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### Humming to Brian Eno's "Needles in the Camel's Eye"

What you are humming is actually the top notes of the guitar chords of an 8 bar progression. Our ears tend to gravitate to the top notes when we hear chords. In this case the notes are better referred ...
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### Humming to Brian Eno's "Needles in the Camel's Eye"

A principal element in music is not pitch in and of itself, but the interval– the "distance" – between pitches. Each interval has a characteristic sound that is distinct from other intervals....
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### Secondary Dominant Harmony vs Diatonic Melody

This is a video I used to get both audio and the score... From your comments in the chat room it seems your question is mostly about whether the song was meant to teach ...
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### Could a 3D sphere of fifths reveal more insights than the 2D circle of fifths?

Note that the "circle" of fifths is schematically a polygon (dodecagon), in which we can model the keys (or pitches) as vertices, and the relationships between them as edges. (Whether the ...
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