I IV Progression
Sunday, 5 April 2020 2:59 pm
(1-4) A simple two chord progresssion. Examples below Feelin’ Alright (Joe Cocker), Imagine (John Lennon). The repetition of two chords can be used to create a tension or anticipation of more to come, which may then be resolved in the chorus.
The ausio sample here is in the key of A, using A and D chord variations.
Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright
This one is in the Key of C. Chords used: C7, F7.
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
This song is in the key of D. The beginningof each verse uses chords I and IV, D and G.
John Lennon - Imagine
This track is in the key of C. Each verse has just chords C and F before the pre chorus.
Other Examples of this Progression
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - Islands in the Stream (verse)
Paul Simon - Loves me Like a Rock (verse)