List of chord progressions

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The following is a list of commonly used chord progressions in music.


Code
M Major.
m Minor.
A Atonal.
B Bitonal.
I Indeterminate.
P Phrygian.
List of musical chord progressions
Name Image Sound # of chords Quality
50s progression
A 50s progression in C.
About this sound Play  4 M
Andalusian cadence
Andalusian cadence.
About this sound Play  4 P
Backdoor progression
Backdoor progression in C.
About this sound Play  3 M
Bird changes
Bird Blues in Bb.
About this sound Play   ? M
Circle progression
Circle progression [excerpt] in C.
About this sound Play  4 M
Coltrane changes
Coltrane changes in C.
About this sound Play  6 M
Eight-bar blues About this sound Play  3 M
Folia
Later Folia.
About this sound Play  4 m
ii-V-I turnaround
ii-V-I turnaround in C.
About this sound Play  3 M
Irregular resolution
Irregular resolution Type I: Two common tones, two note moves by half step motion.
About this sound Play  2 M
Montgomery-Ward bridge
Montgomery-Ward bridge in C.
About this sound Play  4 M
Omnibus progression
Omnibus progression.
About this sound Play   ? M
Pachelbel's Canon
Pachelbel's Canon.
About this sound Play  5 M
Passamezzo antico
Passamezzo antico.
About this sound Play  4 m
Passamezzo moderno
Passamezzo moderno in C.
About this sound Play  3 M
Pop-punk chord progression
Pop-punk chord progression in C.
About this sound Play  4 M
Ragtime progression
Ragtime progression in C.
About this sound Play  5 M
Rhythm changes
Rhythm changes in C.
About this sound Play   ? M
Romanesca
Romanesca.
About this sound Play  3 M
Sixteen-bar blues About this sound Play  3 M
Twelve-bar blues
Twelve-bar blues in C.
About this sound Play  3 M
Turnaround (music)
I-vi7-ii-V7 turnaround in C.
About this sound Play  4 M
V-IV-I turnaround
V-IV-I turnaround in C.
About this sound Play  3 M

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