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A Chord Progression is really a series of chords that would be played within a song.  For simpler songs, which often include many example of "pop" (popular) music, the songs are made up of chord progressions.  Below are some of the simpler chord progressions that one might see for a song.  The examples are done in the key of C.  Of course, any key could be used for a chord progression.  For the below, CM will mean C Major, Cm will mean C minor, and C7 will mean C 7th (dominant 7th) chords.  Also for the below, the patterns of chord progressions often will repeat more than once for both the verse and chorus.

Example 1 - simple song with mostly major chords

Verse:  CM, FM, GM        Chorus:  FM, GM, CM

Example 2 - simple song as above, but using 7ths

Verse:  CM, FM, G7        Chorus:  FM, G7, CM

Example 3 - use of minors for a ballad type song

Verse:  CM, Am, FM, GM        Chorus:  FM, GM, CM, Am

Example 4 - use of minors for a ballad type song

Verse:  CM, Em, FM, GM        Chorus:  FM, GM, CM, Em


Of course, there are many possible types of chord progressions.  Those were simply some of the most common ones.


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