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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)