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Rock (I-IV-V) Progressions

Rich Scott (693) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 140
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The I-IV-V Progression



I-IV-V-I Variations:(Continued)

Static Bass Lines/Pedal Points:

Static Bass Line/Pedal Point Progressions occur when the same bass note is sustained through a series of chord changes. A great Static Bass Line Progression is created by playing the "I-IV-V-I" progression over the unchanging bass note of the "I" chord. Below are several popular songs that used this approach followed by progression chord diagrams.

E-A/E-B/E-E = Downtown verse (1965), Goodbye To Love verse (1972), Closer To You chorus (1976), and Sometimes When We Touch verse (1978)
E-A/E-B7/E-E = You Needed Me verse (1978)

E
A/E
B/E
E