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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-IV Variations:

This progression launched a thousand bands. Songs written with the I-IV-V-IV progression include Get Off Of My Cloud verse (1965), Hang On Sloopy verse (1965), Game Of Love verse (1965), Good Lovin' verse (1966), You Baby verse (1966), (You're My) Soul And Inspiration bridge (1966), Wild Thing verse (1966), Angel Of The Morning verse (1968), Piece Of My Heart verse (1968), and The Joker verse (1974).

A further variation is the "I-IV-V-IV-V" Progression used to write the You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' bridge (1965), Angel Of The Morning chorus (1968), Still The One verse (1976), and Lido Shuffle verse (1977).

The Troggs' verse to Wild Thing takes the I-IV-V Rock Progression and adds an additional "IV" chord after the "V" chord, creating the chord progression below.

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