Mixolydian Progression

The Dominant Porgression.

Published: 28 Oct 2022 Updated: 09 Jun 2023Visits: 116Code: UL59j

INSTRUMENTS: Chords Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele ANY
Subjects: Rock • Progressions • Classic • Mixolydian

Mixolydian Progression


The Mixolydian progression - "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd: This iconic rock song is built around a Mixolydian-based guitar riff. The chords used in the main progression are D-C-G, which are characteristic of the Mixolydian mode in the key of D.

I VII IV I

Songs that use the chords from the Mixolydian Scale Mode for some or all of the song.

  • Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd I VII IV I
  • Taking Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive • I VII IV I
  • Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses • I VII IV I
  • All Blues – Miles Davis
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Dark Star – Grateful Dead
  • Epistrophy – Thelonious Monk
  • Hey Jude – The Beatles
  • I Feel Fine – The Beatles
  • My Generation – The Who • I VII
  • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – The Beatles
  • Paperback Writer – The Beatles
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
  • Thunderstruck – AC/DC

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Hey Jude

Updated: 29 Mar 2023

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Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

Updated: 08 Jun 2023

Understanding the similarities between chord progressions and songs can greatly enhance your ability to remember and play a wide variety of songs. It's fascinating how much common ground exists among different musical compositions.

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

Updated: 08 Jun 2023

Understanding the similarities between chord progressions and songs can greatly enhance your ability to remember and play a wide variety of songs. It's fascinating how much common ground exists among different musical compositions.

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All Blues

Updated: 30 Jul 2018

All Blues is a jazz composition by Miles Davis first appearing on the influential 1959 album Kind of Blue. It is a twelve-bar blues in; the chord sequence is that of a basic blues and made up entirely of seventh chords, with a VI in the turnaround instead of just the usual V chord. In the song's original key of G this chord is an E7. "All Blues" is a modal blues in G mixolydian.

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Norwegian Wood

Updated: 16 Feb 2021

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" is a song by the Beatles from their 1965 album Rubber Soul. It was written mainly by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. Influenced by the introspective lyrics of Bob Dylan, the song is considered a milestone in the Beatles' development as songwriters. The track features a sitar part, played by George Harrison, that marked the first appearance of the Indian string instrument on a Western rock recording. The song was a number 1 hit in Australia when released on a single there in 1966, coupled with "Nowhere Man".

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Updated: 08 Jun 2024

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

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Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard.

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition.

Ukulele – Reading Music Series – Primer

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Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player for developing the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G - G C E A

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G – G C E A

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High A – D G B E

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High A – D G B E

Key Signatures — Circle of Fourths and Fifths – ANSI A & A4 sizes

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