Ever hear of the I - IV - V progression? That's 1, 4, 5 for those who don't know how to read Roman numerals.
The I - IV - V progression is one of the most heavily used progressions in music, and is used in AT LEAST 90% of every blues song out there.
So, I thought it would be interesting to hear how this progression would sound if you just changed the mode you were playing in. But first, let's talk about how you get to that progression.
You have 7 notes that make up the Major scale. You can build a chord off of every note in the Major scale. If you build triad chords starting on the first, fourth, and fifth note of the Major scale, you'll get the chords used in a I - IV - V progression.
That was just a brief explanation of how to get the I - IV - V progression. To get into more details on how chord progressions by numbers works we'd need an entire lesson devoted to it. Like this one! Chord Progressions by Number
We'll be playing the chords in this order: I - IV - V - IV with a repeat and resolve back to the I chord. Here we go!
Check out the following video to hear and see these chords being played:
John Taylor - guitar and bass instructor for Mile High Shred.