Watch the Circle Progressions online guitar lesson by Ravi from Guitar Lab: 30 Rock & Pop Progressions
A circle progression means moving from chord to chord by the same interval. For example, if we play a circle progression of fifths, we might start with C and then go to its V chord, which is G, and then go to G's V chord which is D, and then go to D's V chord which is A, etc. This is a less common progression than most of the others we have explored; nevertheless, it is the architecture of quite a few well known songs. All chords generally end up being major or dominant in circle progressions, and usually cycle in fifths or fourths.
Examples: Hey Joe, Maybe I’m Amazed