There's actually a lot common between songs when it comes to chord progressions. Here is an every growing list of songs that use the common 1 5 6 4 full diatonic chord progression. Full Diatonic means all the chords in the progression come from the same scale based on the 1 chord of the progression.
This common progression is ofter called the Pop progression.
If the 1 5 6 4 progression where in the key of C major the 1 6 4 5 chords are: C G Am F. For the key of G major the 1 6 4 5 chords are: G D Em C.
- Journey -- Don't Stop Believing
- The Beatles -- Let It Be
- Jason Mraz -- I'm Yours
- Train -- Hey Soul Sister
- Green Day -- When I Come Around
- Bob Marley -- No Woman No Cry
- Bon Jovi -- It's My Life
- John Denver -- Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Men At Work -- Land Down Under
- Dammit - Blink 182
- Elton John -- Can You Feel The Love Tonight (from The Lion King)
- U2 -- With Or Without You
- A Ha -- Take On Me
- Akon -- Beautiful
- Akon -- Don't Matter
- Alphaville -- Forever Young
- Andrea Bocelli -- Time To Say Goodbye
- Aqua -- Barbie Girl
- Avril Lavigne -- Complicated
- Beyonce -- If I Were A Boy
- Black Eyed Peas -- Where Is the Love
- Dog Party - Best Friends
- Eagle Eye Cherry -- Save Tonight
- Eminem featuring Rihanna -- Love the Way You Lie
- Five for Fighting -- Superman
- Jack Johnson -- Taylor
- James Blunt -- You're Beautiful
- Jason DeRulo -- In My Head
- Joan Osborne -- One Of Us
- Kelly Clarkson -- Behind These Hazel Eyes
- Lady Gaga -- Paparazzi
- Lady Gaga -- Pokerface
- Marcy Playground -- Sex and Candy
- Maroon Five -- She Will Be Loved
- MGMT -- Kids
- Missy Higgins -- Scar
- Red Hot Chili Peppers -- Otherside
- Robert Burns -- Auld Lang Syne
- Spice Girls -- Two Become One
- The Axis of Awesome -- Birdplane
- The Calling -- Wherever You Will Go
- The Gregory Brothers -- Double Rainbow
- The Last Goodnight -- Pictures of You
- The Offspring -- Self Esteem
- The Offspring -- You're Gonna Go Far Kid
- The Smashing Pumpkins -- Bullet With Butterfly Wings
- Theme from America's Funniest Home Videos
- Timberland featuring OneRepublic -- Apologize
- Toto -- Africa
Songs that part of the songs are using this progression.
- American Pie
- The Call - Regina Spektor
- Say - John Mayer, from the movie The Bucket List
- The Show - Lenka
- Over the Rainbow
Here's a web site that has links to videos of many of the songs on this list.
As you can see you can learn quite a few songs by simply learning common chord progressions in all 15 keys. Especially the common keys of C, G, D, E, A. And on ukulele F and Bb are also common.
All 15 Keys
| Key | 1 | 5 | 6 | 4 | ------------------------------------------- | C | C | G/B* | Am | F |
| Key | 1 | 5 | 6 | 4 | -------------------------------------------- | G | G | D/F# | Em | C | | D | D | A/C# | Bm | G | | A | A | E/G# | F#m | D | | E | E | B/D# | C#m | A | | B | B | F#/A# | G#m | E | | F# | F# | C#/E# | D#m | B | | C# | C# | G#/B# | A#m | F# |
| Key | 1 | 5 | 6 | 4 | ---------------------------------------------- | F | F* | C/E | Dm | Bb | | Bb | Bb | F/A# | Gm | Eb | | Eb | Eb | Bb/D | Gm | Ab | | Ab | Ab | Eb/G | Fm | Db | | Db | Db | Ab/C | Bbm | Gb | | Gb | Gb | Db/F | Ebm | Cb | | Cb | Cb | Gb/Bb | Abm | Fb |
Slash Chords - A slash chord is indication that a chord voicing with the note after the slash should be the bass note of the voicing. In the case of this common 1 5 6 4 progression is creates a descending bass line. On ukulele unless you using a low string four tuning slash chord are commonly ignored and the fundamental chord, the name before the slash are played.
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Harmonic Analysis Major and Minor Chord Charts
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Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series
Harmonic Analysis ( HA ) is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and has a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's root to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality. Once a chord's function is identified, scale selections along with chord and scale substitutions can be made. This process is called Root Movement Analysis ( RMA ).
Harmonic Analysis - Full Diatonic
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. This lesson covers the Full Diatonic harmonic principle.
Listening to songs and wanting to play the same songs on ukulele - that's what draws most people to the ukulele. That and it looks like a load of fun and easy too play - which it is. Then you need to actually remember the songs that you're learning so you can play them again. And, hopefully not have to read them off a sheet all the time.
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. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.
Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.
The types of chords possible on ukulele include open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part chords, a.k.a. jazz chords and free from chords.
These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele for use with on-line and private students.
Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.
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