Micro Lesson 175: "G Major" I-IV-V Chord Progression

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 175"

This key of, "G Major," Micro Lesson works through one of the most common chord progressions in music, the "I-IV-V." 

Progressions like this incredibly popular "I-IV-V" can be found in practically every style of music. The short I-IV-V progression I've composed for this lesson functions in the key of "G Major." 

The chords used are the Tonic chord of, "G Major," the fourth chord away from the tonic, "C Major," and the fifth chord away from, "G" the "D Major." 

To make the part slightly more interesting I've added a short lead-in melody using some notes out of the "G Major Pentatonic" scale as pick-up tones. I've also cut down the chord voicings on the neck to small three note triad chord voicings on the upper 3 strings. 

Each chord is also embellished in measures one and two, in order to highlight the chords arrival. Measure three punches through the progression on quarter-notes to wrap-up the chord groove and take the part back around to the top. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 175: "G Major" I-IV-V Chord Progression


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