These lessons are excerpted from Songwriting Basics for Guitarists. The complete guide has everything you need to get started writing your own songs or to take your craft to the next level.


Video Lesson- How to Unlock I-IV-V Chord Progressions on acoustic guitar

Video Lesson: How to Unlock I-IV-V Chord Progressions

The chord trinity known as I–IV–V is one of the most useful theoretical concepts for any musician. The I–IV–V is a skeleton key for countless songs in folk, country, rock, blues, and beyond, revealing the basic similarities of, say, “Louie Louie,” “Ring of Fire,” “Man of Constant Sorrow,” and “I Fought the Law.”