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cycle of fifths
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Nouncycle of fifths (cycles of fifths)
- (music Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sequence of bass notes at intervals of a perfect fifth lower than the previous note. In equal temperment the sequence repeats every twelve tones, forming a cycle.
- The composition modulates upwards through the cycle of fifths, eventually returning to the original key.
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