#1
Hey. I'm just wondering what some common styles of chord progressions are, in the roman numeral form.

Like Ix4-IVx2-Ix2-V-IV-V-IV

Also, what's the best way to write those out? :s
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#2
I vi ii V I
I vi IV V I
I IV I
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#3
Thanks. And to be clear, a lower-case letter indicates a minor, correct?
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Generally the best way to write it out is in lead sheet format, just the chord names. Roman numerals are more for analysis. If you were to write them out though.... I'd do more of a |:I:||:IV:||:I:||IV||V||I|
So a bar format.
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#5
the most common, including ones that have been said are:
I ii V I
I IV V I
I vi ii V
iii vi ii V
I bvii bvi v
I ii iii V

And there are loads of other common ones, but those are probably the most commonly used
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Thanks. And to be clear, a lower-case letter indicates a minor, correct?


Yes it does indeed.

I - IV - V

Imaj7 - IVmaj7 - V7 (A fun little "spin")

Edit: I - IVsus2 - V - I
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I didn't want to make a new thread for a nooby question that I'll probably get some flac for anyway.

House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

Progressions - Am C D F E

When trying to improvise over those chords one must use A dorian, correct?

I'm trying to get a better handle on modes since we're covering them in guitar class. You have my most sincere apologies for bringing up the terrible word, but this is the place to go
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House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

Progressions - Am C D F E

When trying to improvise over those chords one must use A dorian, correct?

I'm trying to get a better handle on modes since we're covering them in guitar class. You have my most sincere apologies for bringing up the terrible word, but this is the place to go


Technically you use the A minor scale, as the song is in A minor. You can add accidentals to avoid clashing with the chords.

But if you "must" call these patterns of accidentals "modes", it would go:

Over Am - use A minor scale
Over C - use A minor scale
Over D - use A dorian scale
Over F - use A minor scale
Over E - use A harmonic minor scale

But it's a lot easier to view the whole thing in A minor, and simply adjust one note over the D (major 6th accidental) and E (major 3rd accidental).
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Technically you use the A minor scale, as the song is in A minor. You can add accidentals to avoid clashing with the chords.

But if you "must" call these patterns of accidentals "modes", it would go:

Over Am - use A minor scale
Over C - use A minor scale
Over D - use A dorian scale
Over F - use A minor scale
Over E - use A harmonic minor scale

But it's a lot easier to view the whole thing in A minor, and simply adjust one note over the D (major 6th accidental) and E (major 7th accidental).


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#12
Great, thanks. That's the answer I was looking for--thank you both.

And, again, sorry. lol
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