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Common Progressions

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by tocoadog, Jul 3, 2005.


  1. tocoadog

    tocoadog

    Apr 10, 2005
    Friends of the bottom end,

    I was wondering if anyone could assist me in helping with common progressions.

    I'm trying, with some progress, to learn to transcribe. But, I'm only familiar with 1 or 2 chord progressions. I think with a better knowledge of what I think is playing will help me learn to transcribe better.

    So, with that said, I think I have a handle on blues progressions. Say the I, IV, and V7. Also, the VIII (oct), IV, and V7. I think I can pick out the I, IV, II, and V7. And the bluesey blues im7, ivm7, and V7.

    My question is though, what are some more common progressions? Any thoughts would be very cool. Doesn't matter.

    Thanks for the outlet btw, and for the responses.

    And...keep it low. :)
     
  2. tocoadog

    tocoadog

    Apr 10, 2005
    I just searched the archives and found some good info.

    Apologies. :meh:
     
  3. Here's some II-V-I
    I-VI-II-V
    I-bII-II-V
    I-VI-IV-V
    I-bIII-II-V
    Bascially though the more you transcribe the more familiar you will get with prog. real good for the ears
     
  4. chardin

    chardin

    Sep 18, 2000
    Some of these have already been mentioned. Extra credit for mentioning songs that use these progressions.

    II - V - I
    I - VI - II - V
    I - IV - V
    I - IV - I - V
    I - IV - III - VI - II - V - I
    #IV - VII - III - VI - II - V - I
    I - II - III - II
    I - II - III - bIII - II - V
    I - bVII
    I - IV - bVII
    I - #I - II - #II - III - VI - II - V
    I - bIII - bVI - bII
    I - bVII - bVI - V
    I - III - bIII - II - I
    I - bVI
    I - IV - II - V
    I - III - VI - II - V - I
    I - bII
    II - V - III - VI
    V - I
    IV - IVm - III - VI - II - V - I