Chord Progressions

To discuss chord progressions, we label each note of a scale with a roman numeral, for example: I II III IV V VI VII VIII A B C D E F G# A (root) (octave) Notes of the A Major Scale I-IV-V PROGRESSIONS By far the most common chord progression in blues, pop and rock music is the I-IV-V progression. This means … Read More

Chord Progressions (continued)

II-V-I PROGRESSIONS II-V-I progressions are commonly used in jazz music, but also can be found in many pop and rock songs. If the progression appears in a jazz context, the chords are often played as seventh chords with extensions and alterations. The II, V and I chords of a key are very good at helping our ears identify the key … Read More