We have already seen how the Circle of Fifths can be a quick reference tool to find all seven notes of any major scale. Continuing with scales for the moment, it should be known that the seven notes of any major scale are identical to the seven notes of their relative minor scales. All relative minor scales have their root at the 6th scale degree of the major scale. From the constant sequence that we saw earlier, the root notes of the major and relative minor would be 1 and 6 in this list:
4, 1, 5, 2, 6, 3, 7
The root of the major scale is in the second position and the root of the relative minor is a further three places beyond it (the 1 and the 6 above).