8. Root Cycles

March 27/2023

Root Cycles

Root movement: 1 semitone

Circle of fifths
Root movement: 5 semitones

Circle of major seconds
Root movement: 2 semitones

Circle of minor thirds
Root movement: 3 semitones

Circle of major thirds
Root movement: 4 semitones

Circle of tritone
Root movement: 6 semitones

More information about Root Cycles at musicintervaltheory.academy
The blue illustrations were taken from musicintervaltheory.academy


Patterns for Jazz is a very good book to develop flexibility on Root Cycles.

It’s necessary to play millions of times the Cycles to interiorize the sound of each one and recognize it when we hear it. Or hear it before playing it.