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Today's Chords: 'Playing the Melody' .. + see pg. 11

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Dec 5, 2011 - 8:05:48 AM
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496 posts since 5/31/2004

On the topic of chord progressions, my book Backup Techniques on the Five-string Banjo has an entire chapter devoted to figuring out progressions and also shows these popular progressions in a list from simple to complex...for example, I-V (Go Tell Aunt Rhody) is the simplest progression,then I-IV-V, (Worried Man Blues) then I-IV-II V, (Redwing) etc...and like Kemo's post, gives numerous examples of each progression, listing common songs which use these progressions. My Book You Can Teach Yourself Banjo By Ear actually plays the melody and chords on the CD but does not tell you what the song title is and after teaching the basic theory and ear training (hoe to identify major, minor and seventh chords, and the probability of which one it is) and working through a sample tune, asks the student to figure out the song by ear. My book How to Play by Ear is a general theory book for ALL musicians and songwriters, (not just banjo players). It goes very much in depth with chord construction and progression and probability theory  (if you hear a minor sound it is most likely the 6 minor. Try that first, if not that the next most likely is the 2 minor, followed by the 3 minor...etc). How to Play by Ear has ear training quizzes at the end of each chapter. It's one thing to know the theory intellectually, but if you can't HEAR it, it is of little use. One MUST practice using trial and error and LISTEN to many, many recordings with instrument in hand with the goal of identifying the chords to be able to use this stuff, and the exercises in these books with the accompanying CDs make that possible.


Dec 5, 2011 - 8:39:27 AM

496 posts since 5/31/2004

I'm not sure the MP3 of Blackberry Blossom got uploaded before. Trying again..


Dec 5, 2011 - 8:45:42 AM

496 posts since 5/31/2004

Very cool Nancy. Thank YOU for making my day!

Dec 21, 2011 - 3:54:18 AM

9 posts since 11/18/2011

Thanks for listing this big list but i also have something for you please check that also

http://youtu.be/URnPeph4nqA

Edited by - peterparker841 on 12/21/2011 03:55:23

Feb 6, 2012 - 7:23:18 AM
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Funny that this thread is headed with a reference to "You Are My Sunshine." I caught up with Tony Trischka teaching a workshop at the 2011 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. He played a snippet of "Sunshine," incorporating an arpegiated (if that's the word) run, half as a joke, half by way of demonstrating some helpful runs. You can see all this in action if you go to this link on my website, www.secondcousincurly.com. More banjo tips from Trischka ahead!

Mar 3, 2012 - 8:56:10 AM

307 posts since 5/14/2007

Thanks for featuring my song Phil. I'll send you the dollar real soon!


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Mar 6, 2012 - 9:03:05 AM

1125 posts since 7/15/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Greg Connor

Thanks for featuring my song Phil. I'll send you the dollar real soon!


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Greg - with your song writing skills, banjo, bass, guitar, flute, mandolin ..... I know I have missed several instruments .... and your voice and recording skills .... you should be a music teacher.    

Mar 6, 2012 - 9:35:40 AM

307 posts since 5/14/2007

Ok ... Ok . . .   Two Dollars

May 3, 2012 - 4:22:18 PM

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"BACK'N TRACK  MAKER"....for Kemo's  song's progression.....Thanks Phil!

Hope this helps you too!

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Jul 24, 2012 - 11:20:16 AM

19 posts since 2/16/2011

Thank you.  This is all very helpful!


A while back it occurred to me while learning about chord progressions that a lot of 3 chord songs seem to fall into similar patterns of chord sequence (chord progressions). I started putting together:


Group A: I IV I V I
Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Mountain Dew, Wreck Of The Old '97, In The Pines...+
Group B: I V I IV I V I
Banks Of The Ohio, New River Train, Old Time Religion, Take This Hammer, Happy Birthday...+
Group C: I IV I IV I V I
You Are My Sunshine, East Virginia Blues, Lonesome Rd Blues, Roll On Buddy ....+
Group D: I IV V I
Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Great Speckled Bird, Man Of Constant Sorrow, Walk The Way The Wind Blows...+

 


Group A with chord progressions: I IV I V I
i.e.) In the Key of G: G..C..G..D..G

1. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Key of G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D19919
2. Do Lord (Key: G)hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D3902
3. Nine Pound Hammer
4. I'll Fly Away..backing track: Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icid=4797
5. Worried Man Blues (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=OCtuZv7dSEA
6. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Verse) (..Chorus is in Group B) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=756
7. When You Go Walking (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=UN6ONx20wa...e=related
8. Take Me In Your Lifeboat
9. Uncloudy Day (Verse) (Chorus is in Group B) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=3Bj8V133iz...e=related
10. White House Blues (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=X-ZBLX6g4U...e=related
11. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
12. Mountain Dew (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...archived= banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1921
13. One Day At A Time (3/4) (Chorus) (Verse is in Group B)
14. Sittin' On Top Of The World (Verse + Chorus = I IV I V I) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=T3t4IaJVV_...e=related
15. I Saw The Light
16. Long Journey Home ($2 Bill) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=10068
17. Don't This Road Look Rough & Rocky (Verse)
18. Bury Me Beneath The Willow (Key:Bb) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D19511
19. Your Love Is Like A Flower (Key: Bb) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=776
20. A Beautiful Life (Verse) (..Chorus starts I IV V I..) (4/4)
21. You Can Have Her (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=WXanRhhoYIs
22. Are You Washed In The Blood (Key of G) (Verse is in Group B - Chorus is in Group A) (6423)
23. You Go To Your Church & ll Go To Mine
24. Lord, Im Coming Home (3/4) (Key of C) youtube.com/watch?v=jQoYuPWpoD...e=related
25. Daddy Sang Bass (Verse) (.. Ch. ENDS on I IV I IV I V I)
26. Paradise (3/4) (Key: E) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D17297
27. Crying Holy
28. Children Go Where I Send Thee
29. Precious Memories (Verse) (Chorus is in Group C)
30. In The Pines (3/4) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=4676 ...hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D10315
31. Amazing Grace (3/4)
32. Angel Band (3/4) (Verse) (..Chorus starts V I V I) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=3890 (Key: D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=11871
33. Cabin In Caroline (Verse) (..Chorus goes quickly to IV) (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=3863
34. Back To The Cross (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=gmvZEj6xz1U
35. Amanda (3/4)
36. What A Friend We Have In Jesus (I IV I V I)x2 V (I IV I V I)x2 (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=12315
37. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6426
38. I'll Never Shed Another Tear (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=bakEszyxhMQ
39. Gold Watch and Chain (Chorus & Verse go quickly to IV chord)
40. Molly and Tenbrooks (I IV I V I V I) (Key of B flat)
41. On and On (Key of G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D16514
42. Big Ball In Boston
43. A Little At A Time (Verse) (..Chorus starts IV I V I ..)
44. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Originally 3/4, often played 3/4 then 4/4](Bridge goes quickly to IV) (Key: A) (8388)
45. Home Sweet Home (Key: C)hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D20747
46. Wreck Of The Old '97 (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6211
47. Y'All Come (Verse) (..Last Chorus sometimes ENDS on I IV V I) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=-z3ds70nDx...e=related
48. In The Gravel Yard (Key of A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=397
49. I've Waited As Long As I Can
50. Cripple Creek (Part A: I IV I V I) (Part B is Two Chord: I V) (Key of A) (6213)
51. Banjo In The Hollow (Part A) (..Part B starts IV I IV I..) (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=11684 (Another in Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=6coKjXaVUzA
52. Dooley (Key of A) (1889)
53. Rivers Of Kansas (3/4) (Key of B flat) youtube.com/watch?v=l_mONGqy6L...=related# ..another version: Rivers Of Texas (3/4) (Key of C) youtube.com/watch?v=MqeypxcAoQ...e=related
54. Jesse James (Verse) (..Ch. starts on IV) (Key of G)(13668)
55. This Land Is Your Land (Verse & Chorus go quickly to IV chord) (Key of G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D2713
56. Green Green Grass Of Home
57. Pig In A Pen (Key of G) (4590)
58. Model Church
59. Highway Of Regret (Song begins on Chorus) (Verse: I V I V IV I V I) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=qz-5HIJV-fw
60. (I Hear A) Choo Choo Coming
61. All The Good Times Are Past And Gone (3/4) (Key: A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6596
62. Carolina Mountain Home (Verse) (..Ch. starts on IV..)
63. Im Moving On
64. Midnight Train
65. Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6430
66. There Is Power In The Blood (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icid=6434
67. Dream Of A Miner's Child (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=2GRoqq7cFe...e=related
68. Drinking From The Fountain
69. Soldiers Joy (Part B) (...Part A is Two Chord: I V)
70. Paul and Silas(Key of G)banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=13805
71. When You and I Were Young Maggie (Verse)(..Ch. starts IV I V II V..) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=U_P9etbpea...e=related
72. Going To Georgia
73. When I Stop Dreaming (3/4) (..Ch. & Verse have a I IV I V IV..)
74. Lost and I'll Never Find the Way (Key of B flat) youtube.com/watch?v=yV6Xj2tA0nQ
75. Are You Missing Me (Verse) (Chorus is two chord: I V)
76. Before I Met You (3/4) (Chorus starts on IV)
77. Making Believe (Verse) (..Bridge starts I V I V..)
78. Rose Of My Heart (3/4) (Verse) (..Chorus starts I IV V I)
79. Faded Love (Key: D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=202
80. Little Cabin Home On The Hill (Verse) (Chorus starts on IV) youtube.com/watch?v=G21t6_bUuX...e=related
81. I Cried Again (Verse) (Chorus starts on IV..)
82. Jingle Bells (Chorus) ..(Verse is in Group D)
83. Let Her Go
84. Maple On The Hill
85. Over In The Gloryland
86. Turn Your Radio On
87. The Old Old House (3/4) (Chorus starts V IV V)
88. Hallelujah Im Ready (Verse) (Chorus: IV I V IV I V I) (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=vQ7Q8OwPeoQ&NR=1
89. Somebody Touched Me
90. Memories Of Mother And Dad
91. Im Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darlin
92. The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake (3/4)(Verse)(Chorus is in Group B)
93. Darling Nellie Gray (Verse)
94. Too Old To Die Young (Verse) (Chorus starts on IV)
95. Boil Them Cabbage Down (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=reW5v0ysvX...e=related (Here is another version): youtube.com/watch?v=ozrAP_4_kpM
96. Little White Church (Chorus) (Verse starts I IV I II V I)
97. Foggy Mountain Top (Key: G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D14018
98. Keep On The Sunny Side (Verse: I IV I V I V I) (Chorus: I IV I V I IV I IV I V I)
99. Shall We Gather At The River (Chorus starts on IV) (Verse is two chord: I V) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=15668
100. Christmas Time's A Comin' (Chorus: I IV I V I) (I V I V I..) (Verse is two chord: I V) [i.e.... this song is essentially a two chord song [I V] except for the second lyric line of the chorus: "Joy to all hear them singin" which is IV chord.]
101. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
102. Down Where The River Bends (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=KZeptw4IIMs
103. On My Way Back To The Old Home (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=TCnKrc8CZFs
104. Highway Of Sorrow (Key of D) youtube.com/watch?v=5BKFOCbf6KE
105. How Mountain Girls Can Love (Chorus starts on IV) (Verse is 2 chord: I V)
106. Life Is Like A Mountain Railway (Verse starts I IV I II V) (Chorus goes quickly to IV) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1875
107. Glendale Train (I IV I II V I....)
108. In The Sweet By and By (Verse) (Chorus is in Group B)(Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=265 banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1749 (Key of D) resohangout.com/myhangout/medi...icID=2265
109. On Top Of Old Smokey (3/4)
110. The Last Thing On My Mind (Chorus: Begins with V IV ...) (Verse in in Group C)
111. Tennessee (I IV I II V I) (I IV I V I)
112. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
113. This Little Light Of Mine (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=E9D03w0MXqQ
114. This World Is Not My Home (I IV I II(7) V I) (I IV I V I)
115. Poor Ellen Smith (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=o5cge2yuP9...=related#
116. White Dove (3/4) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=H3Y4uiV43Rs
117. My Rose Of Old Kentucky
118. Waitin' At The Gate (Key of E flat) (Chorus goes quickly to IV chord) youtube.com/watch?v=4srnRC4tVqs
119. Mary Ann (Verse) (Chorus starts I V I V..) (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=W60BG4XF17...e=related
120. Way Downtown (Verse & Chorus start on IV chord) (Key of D): youtube.com/watch?v=3Vt9G4oPsj...=related#
121. No Mother Or Dad (Chorus goes quickly to IV chord) (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=7796
122. Free Born Man
123. Storms Are On The Ocean (3/4) (Key: D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=13209
124. I'll Be All Smiles Tonight (3/4) (Key of E) youtube.com/watch?v=x9G7jDApOo...e=related
125. Chicken Plucking Time In Petaluma (Key of C) (Verse is in Group A;Chorus chord progression is: (I IV V I)x3 ..(I IV I V vi I V I) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=8588
126. Hills Of Roane County
127. Deep Elem Blues (Verse one chord only; Verse + Chorus is I IV I V I) (Key of C) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6608
128. Just When I Needed You (key of Ab) Verse: (I IV I V I)X2 Chorus: (I IV I V I) (I IV I IV I V I) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=15577
129. Why Don't You Tell Me So (Key: G) (Chorus is Group A; Verse is in Group B)banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=11644
130. How Great Thou Art (key: C) ...group A but listen for the Dm near end of chorus ...: banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=14761
131. Brown's Ferry Blues (key: E) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=15537
132. Maple On The Hill
133. Lonesome Valley (You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley) (Key: A) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D7503



Group B with chord progressions: I V I IV I V I
i.e.) In the Key of G: G..D..G..C..G..D..G

1. She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=CJ_VRG7imxw
2. Banks of the Ohio (Key: C..modulates to G..then back toC)hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D7659
3. When The Saints Go Marching In
4. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (I V I IV V I) (Key of A) (3537)
5. Will You Be Loving Another Man
6. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Chorus) (..Verse is in Group A) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=756
7. Mama Don't 'Low (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=DOvGz6FvdwY
8. Old Time Religion (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=3024
9. Uncloudy Day (Chorus: I II V I IV I V I) (Verse is Group A) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=3Bj8V133iz...e=related
10. Red River Valley (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=10623
11. Katy Kline (Cline) (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=U_TjiymDIX4
12. New River Train (Key: G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D18146
13. One Day At A Time (3/4) (Verse) (Chorus is in Group A)
14. Why Dont You Tell Me So (Verse) (..Chorus starts on IV) (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=F47OQfW1k6k
15. Take This Hammer (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=9305
16. Happy Birthday (3/4) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=14168
17. Will There Be Any Stars (Chorus) (Verse is in Group D)
18. Think Of What You've Done (Verse) (..Chorus starts on IV) (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=4PzJn-1q6E4
19. River Of Jordan (Chorus) (...Verse starts out I V I V.) (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=dK32ViCdLWg
20. Trouble In Mind
21. Cindy (Verse) (Chorus is in Group C)
22. Who Will Sing For Me (Chorus starts on V) (Verse in in Group C)
23. The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake (3/4)(Chorus)(Verse is in Group A)
24. Born To Be With You (I V V7 I I7 IV I V I) ( Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=IfKQeFt56LA#
25. I Understand [Just How You Feel] (3/4)
26. Freight Train (I V I III IV I V I) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=D5OzVFccrZM
27. Satans Jewel Crown (3/4) (I V I IV I V I V I)(Key: E) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D7747
28. Please Search Your Heart (3/4) (Verse)(Chorus: I IV I V IV I V I V I IV I V I)
29. Church In The Wildwood (Key: A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=14795 (Key of D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icid=7054
30. In The Sweet By and By (Chorus) (Verse is in Group A)(Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=265 banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1749 (Key of D)resohangout.com/myhangout/medi...icID=2265
31. A Little Bitty Tear
32. Good Night Ladies (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=pLyO3Yob8J...=related#
33. Green Pastures (3/4) (Key of F): F(2) C(1) F(1) Bb(3) F(3) C(4) F(1) C(1) F(1) Bb(3) F(2) C(1) F(3) youtube.com/watch?v=IGtATE73QO0
34. Waltzing Matilda (4/4) Verse: (I V I IV I V I) x2 Chorus: (I IV I IV I V I) (I V I IV I V I)
35. Are You Washed In The Blood (Verse is in Group B - Chorus is in Group A)
36. Crawdad Song
37. Drifting Too Far From The Shore (3/4) Verse: (I V) (I V I IV I V I) Chorus: (IV) (I V I IV I V I)
38. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (Key of F) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=11120
39. I Shall Not Be Moved (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=8761
40. Why Don't You Tell Me So (Key: G) (Verse is in Group B; Chorus is in Group A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=11644
41. Walking Shoes (Key: A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=11918


Group C chord progressions: I IV I IV I V I
i.e.) In the Key of G: G..C..G..C..G..D..G

1. You Are My Sunshine (Key of G): banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6550
2. Lonesome Road Blues (Key of G) (8860)
3. Roll On Buddy (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=lDYObSF___8#
4. East Virginia Blues ( Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=EGSUJpg2Ak...e=related (Another version in Key of B flat) youtube.com/watch?v=oNIleMIuHp...e=related
5. Rawhide
6. Little Glass Of Wine (Key of D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=7775
7. Cindy (Chorus) (Verse is in Group B)
8. The Old Rugged Cross (6/8) (Chorus goes quickly to V) (Verse is in Group D) (Key of G) (8837)
9. Who Will Sing For Me (Verse) (Chorus is in Group B & starts on V)
10. Lonesome River (Verse) (Chorus is 2 chord: I V) (Key of E) youtube.com/watch?v=WJ-dTcBzhBk
11. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (I IV I IV I V I) (I IV I V I)x2 (I IV I IV I V I) (Key of D) youtube.com/watch?v=xcUaefeX_Co&NR=1
12. The Alphabet Song (Same as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
13. Baa Baa Black Sheep (Same as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
14. Precious Memories (Chorus) (Verse is in Group A)
15. I'm Not Lisa (Verse) (Chorus is in Group D)
16. Roving Gambler (sometimes played as two chord: I IV; often played as 3 chord: I IV I IV I V I) ..here is a 3 chord version in the Key of A): youtube.com/watch?v=mEEuGWS0GiI
17. The Last Thing On My Mind (Verse) (Chorus begins on V IV ..and is in Group A above)
18. Alabama (3/4)
19. John Hardy (begins on IV...I IV I IV I V I)
20. Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=u_BCUnCuNg4
21. Going Down This Road Feeling Bad
22. Banjo Picking Girl (Key of B flat) youtube.com/watch?v=dG84EWXVoY4
23. I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home (I IV I IV I II V I) (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6374
24. House Of Gold (key of E) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=9184
25. Jesus Savior Pilot me (I IV I IV I V I)(I V I V I)(I IV I IV I V I) (key of D) youtube.com/watch?v=P3Xpt-3HTK...e=related


Group D chord progressions: I IV V I
i.e.) In the Key of G: G..C..D..G

1. Blue Ridge Cabin Home (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=2961 (Key: B) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=15789
2. If I Lose (Verse)(..Chorus starts I V I V...)(Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=qgOW9VC2Ev...e=related
3. Walk Through This World With Me
4. Man of Constant Sorrow (Key of G): banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=260
5. (My) Little Home In Tennessee (Verse) (..Ch. starts V I II[7] V)
6. We'll Meet Again Sweetheart (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=o581oaAcAQw
7. Is It Too Late Now
8. Give Me Forty Acres
9. I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap (Verse)(Ch. goes quickly to V .. I II V) (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=4zapfzyELo8
10. Teardrops In My Eyes (Verse) (Chorus starts V I II V..) (Key of B flat) youtube.com/watch?v=M66G06Vmiu0#
11. Great Speckled Bird (Key:G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=836
12. I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=836
13. The Wild Side of Life (key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=836
14. It Wasnt God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=836
15. Footprints In The Snow (Verse)(..Chorus starts I V I IV .)
16. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Verse) (Chorus starts IV I V I..)
17. Wabash Cannonball (Key: G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D8339 resohangout.com/myhangout/medi...icID=6309
18. Come On Down To My World (Verse) (..Chorus: I IV V IV V I..)
19. Even Now
20. The Old Rugged Cross (6/8) (Verse)(Chorus goes quickly to V & is in Group C)
21. This Morning At Nine (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=0shbXT99hLs
22. Another Night
23. Alabama Bound
24. Storms Never Last
25. Life Of Sorrow
26. Mr.Engineer (Song starts on IV)
27. I Still Miss Someone (Bridge: Goes quickly to IV) (Verse: I IV V IV V I) (Key: B)flatpickerhangout.com/myhangou...icID=4830 (Key: A) youtube.com/watch?v=0-rEU8Yhy7..._embedded
28. Jingle Bells (Verse) ..(Chorus is in Group A) (Key of G) (10699)
29. Shackles And Chains (3/4) (Key: F) resohangout.com/myhangout/medi...icID=5632
30. Fraulein (Key of D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1102
31. Battle Of New Orleans (Verse) (Chorus is two chord: I V)
32. Ocean Of Diamonds (Verse) (Chorus: I IV I V I IV V I) (Key of F) youtube.com/watch?v=j2-hxkjZlIM&NR=1
33. You Don't Know My Mind (Key of A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=9029
34. Will There Be Any Stars (Verse) (Chorus is in Group B)
35. I'm Not Lisa (Chorus) (Verse is in group C)
36. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
37. The Last Cowboy Song (3/4) (Chorus) (Verse is Two Chord: I V)
38. In The Jail House Now (I IV II V I) (I IV V I)
39. Panhandle Country (Key of C): youtube.com/watch?v=ttmWWhG7U5c#
40. The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=sksV-rHMRi...e=related
41. Sophronie (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=KscIAr_74_0
42. Thinking About You (Chous starts IV I V I...)
43. Your Cheatin' Heart (Bridge starts: I IV I II V I...) (Key of C) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1409 Another in Key of C: resohangout.com/myhangout/medi...icID=5633
44. Walk The Way The Wind Blows (Key: G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D7025


Two Chord: I V except as indicated

1. Crazy Heart (key of Bb) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...sicID=447
2. Kentucky Girl (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=rET4O5giq6s#
3. The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier (Ea. Verse 2 chord: Key of G, then A then Key of C): youtube.com/watch?v=_y1hz9p8vzg
4. Palms of Victory
5. I'll Go Steppin Too
6. Little Birdie (Key of G) (8195)
7. Katy Daley (Key of A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/vid...styleID=3
8. Somehow Tonight (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=LLmnQw3LNBI
9. Tom Dooley (Key of G) (11514)
10. Skip To My Lou (key: D) fiddlehangout.com/myhangout/me...icID=5437
11. Little Bessie (Key of B) youtube.com/watch?v=7cXj1VLi1S...e=related
12. My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
13. Rain and Snow(I VIIb)
14. Jambalaya (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=jwQCv6-YcJ...e=channel (Another - Key of A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=7621
15. Hot Corn, Cold Corn (Key of G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D4921
16. Old Gospel Ship (Key: F) flatpickerhangout.com/myhangou...icID=4860 ...then Wildwood Flower.....
17. Roving Gambler (Sometimes two chord: I IV but often played as 3 chord)
18. He's Got The Whole World
19. Ashes Of Love (Key of G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=8277
20. Waltz Across Texas (3/4)(Key of C) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1161
21. Shall We Gather At The River (Verse is two chord: I V)...(Chorus starts on IV ..and is 3 Chord from Group A)(Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=15668
22. How Mountain Girls Can Love (Verse is 2 chord: I V) (Chorus is 3 chord, starts on IV & is in Group A)
23. Battle Of New Orleans (Chorus is two chord: I V) (Verse is 3 chord & is in Group D)
24. Rabbit In A Log (Feast Here Tonight) (Essentially, two chord: I V - except for two measures of IV in each chorus) (Key of D) youtube.com/watch?v=Wcz5Gh2SVa...e=related
25. Old Slew Foot (Verse is two chord: I IV) (Chorus begins I V I V then reverts to the Verse structure: I IV)
26. Columbus Stockade Blues (Verse is two chord: I V) (Chorus begins IV I IV V I then reverts to the Verse structure: I V) (Key of G) youtube.com/watch?v=had0duVB64...e=related
27. Sally Goodin
28. Fireball Mail
29. Angeline The Baker (I IV)
30. Shady Grove
31. Where The Soul Never Dies
32. Down In The Valley (3/4) (Key of E) youtube.com/watch?v=uS-ahOPyC8A
33. Handsome Molly (Key: G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D20479
34. John Henry
35. Kentucky
36. Buffalo Gals
37. Darling Corey (Key: C)hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D10477
38. Get In Line Brother
39. Pretty Polly
40. The Last Cowboy Song (3/4) (Verse) (Chorus is in Group D)
41. Poison Love (Key of B) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icid=8586

Other

1. Chord Progression: I V I V I IV I V I :
......Wildwood Flower (keys: C..then G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D8317 (Keys: G,G,F,C) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=7257 (key: F) after Old Gospel Ship...: flatpickerhangout.com/myhangou...icID=4860
......Careless Love (Key of A) fiddlehangout.com/myhangout/me...icID=1876
......Drifting Too Far From The Shore - (3/4) - Verse (Chorus starts on IV then I V I IV I V I) (Key of A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=6699
......Rosewood Casket (Little Rosewood Casket)(Key of D) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=12984
2. Chord Progression: I VI II V I :
......I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome (Chorus and Verses start on VI)
......Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Chorus and verses start on VI)
......Salty Dog Blues
3. Blackberry Blossom (Key of G)(Part A: G D C G C G A D .. G D C G C G D G)x2 (Part B: Em B7 Em C G D G)x2
4. Chord Progressiosns I V I IV I IV I V I
......Dark Hollow (I V I IV I I(7) IV I V I)
......I Am A Pilgrim (Key: G) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D18325
......Toy Heart
......More Pretty Girls Than One
......I've Been All Around This World (Key: C) C[10] G[2] C[2] F[2] C[2] F[4] C[4] G[2] C[4] banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=10300
5. Sanctuary (I V IV I) V (I V IV I) (Key of A) youtube.com/watch?v=yywO8hA8Z9...e=related
6. The Old Home Place (Verse: I III IV I V I) (Chorus begins V I II V...) (Key of A) http: banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=12218
7. Love, Please Come Home (I VII flat IV) (I IV I V I)
8. Oh Susannah (Verse: I V I V I) (Chorus: IV I V I V I) [i.e..This song is essentially a two chord song [I V] except for the IV chord start of the chorus: "Oh Susannah"]
9. Chord Progression: (I V I IV V I):
....Goodnight Irene (3/4)
....Blue Ridge Mtn Blues - Chorus (Verse is 2 chord)
....A Hundred Years From Now
....Martha White Theme Song (Key of C) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=3127
10. Foggy Mountain Breakdown (G Em G Em G D G) youtube.com/watch?v=sWX-KMSWIx...e=related
11. Chord Progression: I V IV V I
...I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby (Key: C) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=7774
...Somebody Loves You Darling (3/4) (Key: G) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=10545
12. Dark As A Dungeon (3/4) Verse: (I IV V I IV I) x2 Refrain: (V IV I V IV I) (I IV V I IV I)
13. Four Strong Winds [(I iim V I)x 3 (I IV vim IV V)]
14. Crossing The Cumberlands (Key of Gm) (189)
Part A: (Gm F Gm Cm Gm F D Gm F Gm Cm Gm F Gm)x2
Part B: (Gm Dm Gm Dm Gm Dm Gm)x2
15. Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (3/4) (Key: F) -
Part A: (Dm[2] F[1] Dm[3] G[1] A[1] Dm[2] F[1] Dm[1] C[2] F[2])x2
Part B: (Bb[2] F[2] G[2] C[1] A7[1] Dm[2] F[1] Dm[1] C[2] F[2]) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=1599
16. Long Black Veil (Key: F) Verse: (I V IV I)x2 Chorus: (I IV)x6...V I : banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=2169
17. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Key of A) (I V I V IV V I) (11559)
18. Tennessee Waltz (3/4) (Key of D) (4568)
Part A:
D D D7 G
D Bm E7 A
D D D7 G
D A D D
Part B:
D F# G D
D Bm E7 A
D D D7 G
D A D D

19. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Key of A) (12978)
Part A:
[A (2) F#m (2) C#m (4) D (2) Dm (2) A (4)
D (2) Dm (2) A (2) F#m (2) B (2) E (2) A (4)] x2

Part B:
A (4) D (4) F#m (8)
A (4) B (4) E (4) E7 (4)

20. Banjo Hangout (Key of C) (I V IV I V I) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icid=5496
21. Love Of The Mountains (Key of A) (I IV I V IV I)x2 banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=8778
22. I Wish You Knew (key of B) Chours: (I IV V IV I)X2 (IV V I) Verse: Two Chord - I V I V I
23. Billy In the Lowground (Key of C) Pt A: (C am C am G C)x2 Pt B: (C F C am G C)x2 banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=8671
24. Danny Boy (key of C) C..F..C..D7..G..C..F..C..G..C..F..C..Am..F..D7..G..C..F..C..Am..C..A7..F..G..C banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icid=5783
25. Darcy Farrow (Key of G) (I IV I V I IV I IV V I IV I V I) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=5432
26. Four Strong Winds (key of G) (G...Am...D7...G...Am7...D7...G...C...D7...G...Am7...C...D) youtube.com/watch?v=op-BEg5728A&NR=1
27. Down The Road (I vi I V I) (key of Bb) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=4611
28. Red Wing (Key: G) Part A: (I IV I V7 I II V I)X2 ParT B: (I IV I V I)X2 banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...icID=8654
29. Grandfather's Clock (Key: G) resohangout.com/myhangout/medi...icID=4128 :
(G...D...G...C...G...D...G)X2
G...C...G...D...G
G...D...G...C...G...D...G
(G...C...G: Chimes)X2
G...D...G...C...G...D...G
30. Bump In The Road (Key: G) Verse: (G...A...C...G)x2 Chorus: D#...G...D#...D - banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...archived=
31. Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes - I IV I V I IV V I 9 (3/4 time)(Key: G) youtube.com/watch?v=FUfRlhBUjOk
32. Sweet Sunny South - I V I IV I IV I V I V I (Key: A) banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cID=15587
33. She Thinks I Still Care (Key: G) Verse: (I IV I V I) (I I7 IV I V I) Bridge: I IV I V IV I II7 V - hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D7452
34. Just As I Am (Key: C) (..6/4 Time) I V I V IV I IV I V I - hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...ID%3D8096
35. Come Thou Fount (key: G) (This version is 4/4 time... [usually this song is done in 3/4 time]) (I V IV V I)x2 (V IV I V IV I V) (I V IV V I) hangoutstorage.com/jukebox.asp...D%3D20794

I have noticed there are different takes on some songs. I have tried to present the most simple chord progressions to these songs ... beginner type of approach. If you see an error in these lists or have any suggestions please let me know and I will post accordingly.

 

Phil
Katy, TX



Dec 6, 2012 - 8:54:17 AM

1125 posts since 7/15/2003

Edited by - Kemo Sabe on 12/06/2012 09:06:59

Jan 30, 2013 - 7:42:58 AM

1125 posts since 7/15/2003

Handsome Molly .... pickNgrin: (Key: G) I...V   G...D

http://goo.gl/Grt9o

May 27, 2013 - 9:43:17 AM

depoyd

USA

57 posts since 11/7/2004

I put a book together identifying the 6 common chord progressions used in bluegrass music -- Music Makers Guide - find out more here. The only difference you use "group" I used "type"
Book comes with 100 songs marked with !, IV, V etc. with a conversion chart for all chords all keys. Find out more here: http://www.dondepoy.com/html/music-makers-guide.html

New YouTube about down the neck playing here: http://youtu.be/Rfxs5D7wU7s

Welcome comments...d

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:49:23 AM
likes this

53 posts since 11/7/2012

I have always struggled with hearing chord changes (actually I hear them, I just never seem to have confidence I am selecting the right chord to change to, and at higher tempos wondering if the last one was right makes me miss the next one).  The JamBuddy chart has in very short order helped me immensely with this.

Knowing what to expect has for the first time allowed me to pull up a backing track of songs I have never played (or in some cases, even heard) before and with a quick peak at the Jam Buddy chart and some strumming, figure out how to play the progression.  And if I get lost, I have a lot better idea how to get back now.

Thanks for the help; I surely needed it.

Edited by - bluejazz on 07/29/2013 11:56:30

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:26:46 AM

JKabilly

Australia

91 posts since 3/23/2013

really nice cover of Pancho and Lefty, i wish i could play like that :P

Nov 15, 2014 - 12:33:36 AM

tokarev_99

Italy

481 posts since 9/6/2014

quote:
Originally posted by blugraz

"BACK'N TRACK  MAKER"....for Kemo's  song's progression.....Thanks Phil!

Hope this helps you too!

Sean.

ChordPulse - auto accompaniment software
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Thank for this link...

I didn't know this app...

I'm trying it... I think I'll buy it...

Really fast to use and to learn...

really comfortable interface...

very small sized...

a great alternative to metronome...

in a few minutes time I entered chords for "Sweet allis chalmers" "Stop Me" and "Take him in"...
 

Dec 7, 2014 - 12:55:15 AM

16 posts since 9/30/2014

This is really good stuff

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:51:50 AM
like this

1125 posts since 7/15/2003

 

 

 

Thanks to all who have enjoyed Jam Buddy Chord Chart.  That chart helped me learn about song structures and helped me to LISTEN for chord changes.  Shortly before I wrote that book I had never played a musical instrument - I didn't even know what a chord was.  I began thinking about chord changes when I got a video from Murphy Henry - thank you Murphy Henry!  

I live in Katy, Tx. and a few years back I started a local jam group I call the Katy Jam Buddies.  We play several times a month at nursing homes and medical locations in the Houston area.  We have had as many as 15 jammers in some jams - a big surprise to me:  I have learned to enjoy singing.  My wife has told me that I have "Found my voice".  Those words from my wife are now the pinnacle of my music hobby!   I can play banjo and I can sing - I can't play & sing!  So, I play then sing & vamp!   Phil

Edited by - Kemo Sabe on 08/16/2016 07:56:20

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