CHORD PROGRESSIONS



In this lesson we will learn the chord progression I (One), IV (Four), I, V7 (Five-Seven), I.

This series of chords if very useful when harmonizing songs.

In the key of C Major, the I (One) chord is C,E,G. This is the root position. Play that chord.

Keep the bottom note where it is. Move the middle tone up one-half step, and move the top tone up two half-steps (one whole step). Now you are playing C,F,A. This is the IV (Four) chord (second inversion).

Go back to the I chord in root position; C,E,G.

Now move to the V7 (Five-Seven) chord by keeping the top note in place and move the middle tone up one-half step, and the bottom tone down one-half step, as we learned in the previous lesson.

Now go back to the I chord in root position.

First play it with the left hand, then with the right hand, and then with both hands.



Listen to the song

Download the Song

Music Score
PDF File

Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

Play this progression in other keys .




G Major




F Major




D Major




B Flat Major




A Major




E Flat Major


You can now play America using the progression you learned in this lesson.

Page Comments

Most Recent Comments   ( See more comments on this page )
2013-06-02
interesting information
Mervine
2012-04-05
Just wanted to say thank you for your website and all of its helpful info! I am very thankful to have come across it. God bless! :)
2011-06-26
I will definitely try this. thank you so much!
rieco
2011-02-20
its nice but u should make it more easier for children overall nice
anamika

Leave a Comment       View all Comments


Keyboard and Music Theory

The Keyboard
Stepping Up
Stepping Down
Stepping Up to G
Stepping Down to F
Treble Spaces
Treble Lines
Bass Spaces
Bass Lines
Time Signatures
Sharps and Flats
Up and Down the Hills
Duet
Major Scales
Building a Major Chord
Chords and Inversions
The V7 Chord
Chord Progressions
Adding Harmony
Intervals

Free sheet music