5 Common Chord Progressions

Some songs that use the I-iv-IV-V progression

“I saw the sign” by Ace of Base in G
“Complicated” by Avril Lavigne in F
“Stand by Me” by Ben King in A
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler in Ab
“Crocodile Rock” by Elton John in G
“Hero” by Enrique Iglesias in G
“King Of Wishful Thinking” by Go West in C
“Baby” by Justin Bieber in Eb
“Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn in C
“The Thin Ice” by Pink Floyd in C
“Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson in C
“Unchained Melody” by Righteous Brothers in Db
“Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke in B
“Every Breath You Take” by The Police in Ab
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston in A
“She’s Out Of Her Mind” by Blink-182 in C
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift in F
"I’ve Just Seen A Face by The Beatles in A

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My module 10 practice routine has morphed into a significant amount of time being devoted to making the chord changes of these common chord progressions in time with a drum and snare backing track. Not surprisingly, the challenge is making the change to the F chord - getting there on the beat and having the chord ring out. How proficient should I be at this before moving on to the next module?

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As long as you can fret the F chord well with some consistency you are probably good to move on. You don’t need to play it perfectly or change to it quickly but rather just know how and practice it as you want and need while you move forward. The point isn’t to perfect all these techniques and skills at this point, just be exposed to them.

The F Chord isnt going anywhere you can move on learning and keep practicing it

@JustinGuitar You have no progressions with Em. Read my mind by the killers is perfect for this, I think :slight_smile:

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try using better headphones/speaker and try to increase the volume. You can also focus on his hands to hear the difference. Hope that helps