Using the Circle of Fifths/Cycle of 4ths to find the notes in a scale. I’m going to use C as the example because I know it has no sharps or flats.
Let me see if I got this right.....Let me know if I didn’t.
Go counter-clockwise one note from the C to F, then draw a line across the Circle. All the notes on the scale will be on the right hand side of the Circle. There are no sharps or flats on that side.
Starting at C on the Circle, the notes on either side of C are G (clockwise) and F (counter-clockwise). Because each note going clockwise is the 5th note of the note before its scale and, going counter-clockwise, each note is the 4th note of the scale of the note before it. So C is the 1, F is the 4 and G is the 5 of the scale.
The next step is to start at C and Leapfrog to every other note; C is 1, D is 2, E is 3. Next, starting from C again, go counter-clockwise one note from C to F, the leapfrog notes again going clockwise. From F, which is the 4 which we know already, we get to G, which is the 5, which we know already, leapfrogging again, A is the 6th and B is the 7th.
Please forgive my grammar and my wordiness but if I made a mistake these directions, let me know and make any corrections that are needed. You won’t hurt my feelings. I’m still trying to figure this Circle of 5th out.
John for North Georgia.