I IV V Progression
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 4:14 am
(1-4-5) Chords I IV and V are fundamental chords for much contemporary music. Some examples shown below: Loving Arms (Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristoffersonn), Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan).
This audio sample is in the key of E. The 1-4-5-1 chords will be E | A | B | E |
Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson - Loving Arms
This one is in the key of Bb. Over the verse “If you could see me now...” the 1-4-5 chords are Bb | Eb | F |
The recording has been made using capo 3, with 1-4-5 chords G | C | D |
Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman
This track is in the key of E.
For the beginning section of the verses, 1-4-5-1 chords will be: E | A | B | E |
Other Examples of this Progression
Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (chorus)
The Troggs - Wild Thing (1-4-5-4)