How to Use The Basic I-IV Chord Progression With Other Chords

Hi Friend,

Hope you enjoyed the last lesson on the “I IV” chord progression.

I want to share 2 more little tips that you
might find helpful.

This is kind of an add on to the video
lesson I did last week, which you can find at:


Ok, here goes:

Tip #1:

In a major key, the I and the IV chord
go well with the V and the minor VI chord…
in pretty much any order.

So for example, in the key of A,

I IV would be A => D

try playing: I IV V VIm: A D E F#m

another example:

In the key of G:

I IV VIm V: G C Em D

Tip #2:

When you’re playing a I IV, almost any kind
of chord will work. Just keep them the same

So, for instance:

A major to D major
A minor to D minor
A7 to D7
A5 to D5
Amaj7 to Dmaj7
A9 to D9

and the list goes on…
pretty cool right?

By the way, I rarely advertise this,
but you can still get my “Chord Mastery”
course if really want to expand your chordal
knowledge. It includes 116 pages of great
content all about chords… Plus 2 hours
of video.


Thanks !

Claude Johnson


Stay tuned for next “Claustin Powers”
episode next email. If you don’t like my home movies,
that’s fine. It’s just a nice little
bonus to all the guitar stuff 🙂

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