Descending Bass Line
Saturday, 4 September 2021 2:13 pm
Many songs make us of a bass line descending. For example the progression I-V-vi-iii-IV-I-IV-V. Pachabel’s Canon in D Major is an example from classical music.
Here’s an audio sample in the key of C.
Adele - Make You Feel my Love
This song is in the Key of A#.
With capo on 1st fret the verse begins : A (barre) | E/G# | G | D/F# | Dm/F | A/E | B | E | A |
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum
This song is in the key of C.
The bass line descends over these chords:
C | G/B | Am | Am/G | F | C/E | Dm |
F | G | G/F | Em | G | C | F | C | G |
Doug Parkinson -Dear Prudence
This song is in the key of D. The verse uses chords | D | D/C | D/B | D/Bb |.
Other Examples of this Progression
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin