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Rock (I-IV-V) Progressions

Rich Scott (693) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 150
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The V-IV-I Progression


The "V-IV-I" progression is the reverse of the classic Rock Progression. Examples of the V-IV-I progression are the Ring Of Fire chorus (1962), Love Me Do chorus (1964), Magic Carpet Ride verse (1969), Maggie Mae verse (1971), Sweet Home Alabama verse (1974), and I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For chorus (1987).

An example of a "V-IV-I-V" Variation is Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (1969).

Rod Stewart's verse to Maggie Mae takes the classic Rock Progression and reverses it, creating the chord progression below.

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