All you need is a handful of chords and you too can pen a timeless tune. The following progressions have been used countless times to do just that...
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'I-IV-V' blues progression
'I-VIm-IV-V' 50s progression
'I-V-VIm-IV' pop-punk progression
'IIm-V-I' jazz progression
Cycle of 5ths progression
Tutor: Chris Bird
Videographer: Martin Holmes
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