[jtab phrase=”C / Am / F / G”]
This is a very common progression. It is in a lot of R&B from the 1960s. It also made its way into huge pop songs from the 1980s (a la Every Breat You Take, by the Police).
The Roman Numeral Analysis would read:
I VImi IV V
The Chord Scales you would use to be totally “in” would be:
I = C Ionian
VImi = A Aeolian
IV = F Lydian
V = G Mixolydian
Of course, you can do some Modal Interchange stuff for it to sound very interesting. For example, you could substitute F Mixolydian for the IV chord. This makes it seem more blue to me.
- Record Rhythm Section chords, bass, drums, etc. then practice improvising over this recording
- Be able to play in all key signatures. Try cycle 5, or cycle 4 Root Motion
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