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Rock (I-IV-V) Progressions

Rich Scott (693) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 130
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The IV-I-V Progression


The IV-I-V progression was used to write the choruses of Oh Susanna (1849), Down By The River (1969) and Up Around The Bend (1970).

IV-I-V-I Variations:

This progression is similar to the IV-I-V Progression except that the "I" chord is tagged on to the end in order to complete a musical thought or phrase. Examples of the IV-I-V-I progression include All I Really Want To Do verse (1965), People Got To Be Free chorus (1968), Down On The Corner chorus (1969), Candida chorus (1970), Knock Three Times chorus (1970), Me And Bobby McGee chorus (1971), and Changes In Latituded verse (1977).

Below is an example of a IV-I-V-I Variation Progression that could be used to play Cher's 1965 hit cover of Bob Dylan's All I Really Want To Do.

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