MAKING MUSIC WITH MARSHALL Part Five
Song structures & chord progressions
Posted: 11 February 2020
So you're now a champ at chords, but how do you pull them together into a standout song?
Now you’ve got the fundamentals of rhythm, chords, notes and scales and even some more advanced chords nailed, it’s time to put it all together into a song. This is where chord progressions come into play.
Put simply, a chord progression is a series of chords played in sequence that all work around a key. Different chords of a key are commonly displayed as Roman numerals I, II, III, IV etc. and will overall set the tone and mood for your song. The difference between major and minor keys can take a progression from happy and upbeat to sad and melancholic. In this article we’ll explain how you find the chords in a key and discuss the most commonly used chord progressions in music.
To better understand how these chord progressions work, we’ve put together a chord chart.