Watch the Learning Chord Progressions: The I-IV and I-IV-V online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar
1. The I-IV and the I-IV-V are both very common progressions found in many songs.
2. Start with the C chord: finger the C on the 5th fret of the 3rd string, the E on the 5th fret of the 2nd string and the G on the 3rd fret of the 1st string.
3. Next, find the closest IV chord or F. C at the 5th fret on the 3rd string, F at the 6th fret on the 2nd string and A at the 5th fret of the top string.
4. Play the chords I-IV-V
5. Next, play the first inversion of each chord by moving horizontally on each string to the next chord tone.
6. Next, play the second inversion of each chord by moving horizontally on each string to the next chord tone.
7. Find the I and IV chords on the next set of strings.
8. Identify all of the I-IV chords all over the fingerboard and in all keys. Remember to find chords that are close to each other so you move minimally from one chord to the next.
9. Do the same with your spread inversions.
10. Add the 4th note to the chords and play a C dominant chord to the F7 and back to the C7.
11. Try all the inversions of the major 7th chord.
12. Next, add the V chord or G to the I and IV in the key of C.
13. Play the I-IV-V progression all over the fingerboard using all different combinations.
14. Internalize the sound.
15. Use a song form that has these chord changes and play it using all the inversions to explore your many options.