Watch the 3-Chord Progressions online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar
Let's learn three ways to find our I IV and V chord. Most of you have probably heard this terminology before but might not of understood what it means. It's been around for a very long time. The most modern name for it is the "Nashville" system though jazz and classical musicians have been using it forever. You are simply assigning a chord to every note of a scale. Instead of thinking of a major scale as Do-Re Me-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do, think of it as 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-1. A I chord is a chord built off of the first note of a scale, a IV chord is off of the fourth note and the V is off of the fifth. These three chords are the most used chords in any key. Thousands of songs have been made with only these three chords. That should give you some confidence right there. I'll show you three easy ways to find them.