Music Department
Creative Arts Division
De Anza College
 
 

Chord Sheet 4
I IV I V7 I Progression

 
Handout 11
Page 11
Music 12A Piano 1
   
To play the I IV I V7 I
progression in any key:
  1. Form a major triad
  2. Shift to the IV chord by:
    * Repeating the chord root
    * Moving the chord third up 1/2 step
    * Moving the chord fifth up a whole step
  3. Repeat the I Chord
  4. Shift to the V7 chord by:
    * Moving the chord root down 1/2 step
    * Moving the chord third up 1/2 step
    * Repeating the chord fifth
  5. Repeat the I chord