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December 19, 2013
 

Common chord progressions using scale chords

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Written by: maiki
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Here are some common chord progressions using scale chords, a lot of popular songs use progressions such as these or similar versions. You can practice them to help you get a sense of chordal movements, they can also help to inspire your creativity when it comes to song writing.

You’ll notice that some of these chords are not diatonic, especially the seventh chords, however they are being used as parallel substitutions.

 

Key I II VI V I
C C Dm Am G C
G G Am Em D G

 

 

 

Key I III VI V I
C C Em Am G C
G G Bm Em D G

 

 

 

Key I II IV V I
C C Dm F G C
G G A7 C D G

 

 

 

Key I VI IV V I
C C Am F G C
G G Em C D G

 

 

 

Key I III IV V I
C C E7 F G C
G G Bm C D G

 

 

 

Key I VI II V I
C C Am Dm G C
G G E7 A7 D G

 

Key I III II V I
C C E7 Dm G C
G G B7 Am D G

 

As you become more and more familiar with these chord progressions, start transposing them by playing them in different keys in order to really get a feel for them, practicing these lessons helps to create a strong musical foundation, remember practice, practice, practice.

 

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