Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B


Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.  







I-IV-V is the backbone of country, blues, and rock & roll!  Listen to the way "I" = "home", "IV" = "pushes away", "V" = " tension".

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B


Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played. 


Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
G Major (G)VG, B, D


Think "home" when you hear "I" chords & think "tension" for "V" chords.  "V" chords OFTEN lead back to "I" chords!  

Practice strumming along, adding solos, or playing bass lines with the following tracks.  Muscle memory is the ultimate goal!


Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B


Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.  ("Chord Notes" are the notes that make up each chord). 


Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C MajorIC, E, G

All of this page's Tracks on Shuffle!


  • C I IV V 60bpm1:23
  • C V IV I 110bpm1:12
  • C V IV I 088bpm1:31
  • C V IV I 132bpm1:00
  • C I ii IV V 090bpm1:08
  • C I IV V 75bpm1:06
  • C I vi ii V 064bpm1:20
  • C I vi ii V 096bpm0:53
  • C I ii IV V 072bpm1:25
  • C I ii IV V 108bpm0:56
  • C I vi IV V 090bpm1:07
  • C I vi IV V 108bpm0:56
  • C I vi IV V 072bpm1:25
  • C I V IV 080bpm1:28
  • C I IV V 90bpm0:55
  • C I V IV 064bpm1:51
  • C I V IV 100bpm1:10
  • C I V I 080bpm1:13
  • C I V I 064bpm1:31
  • C I V I 096bpm1:00
  • C I 080bpm1:07
  • C I 096bpm0:55
  • C I 064bpm1:24
  • C I vi ii V 080bpm1:06
  • C I 051bpm1:45
  • C V IV I 070bpm1:54
  • C I ii IV V 058bpm1:47
  • C I vi ii V 051bpm1:40
  • C I vi IV V 058bpm1:46
  • C I V IV 051bpm2:19
  • C I IV V 048bpm1:44
  • C I V I 051bpm1:54

  Now see how many of these chord progressions you can play along with when you don't know which track is coming up next! Use the Roman numerals that show up in the audio player as your clues & practice learning those Roman numerals here!  

  This is where you really start going a long ways towards training your ear and building the muscle memory you need to play songs "on the fly"! 

  • C V IV I 070bpm1:54
  • C V IV I 088bpm1:31
  • C V IV I 110bpm1:12
  • C V IV I 132bpm1:00

Track #7: G-F-C

V-IV-I


  • C I ii IV V 058bpm1:47
  • C I ii IV V 072bpm1:25
  • C I ii IV V 090bpm1:08
  • C I ii IV V 108bpm0:56

Track #6: C-Dm-F-G

I-ii-IV-V


  • C I vi ii V 051bpm1:40
  • C I vi ii V 064bpm1:20
  • C I vi ii V 080bpm1:06
  • C I vi ii V 096bpm0:53

Track #5: C-Am-Dm-G

I-vi-ii-V


  • C I vi IV V 058bpm1:46
  • C I vi IV V 072bpm1:25
  • C I vi IV V 090bpm1:07
  • C I vi IV V 108bpm0:56

Track #4: C-Am-F-G

I-vi-IV-V


  • C I V IV 051bpm2:19
  • C I V IV 064bpm1:51
  • C I V IV 080bpm1:28
  • C I V IV 100bpm1:10

Track #3: C-G-F

I-V-IV


  • C I IV V 048bpm1:44
  • C I IV V 60bpm1:23
  • C I IV V 75bpm1:06
  • C I IV V 90bpm0:55

  • C I V I 051bpm1:54
  • C I V I 064bpm1:31
  • C I V I 080bpm1:13
  • C I V I 096bpm1:00

Some Key of C Major Chord Progressions

Track #2: C-F-G

I-IV-V


Track #1: C-G-C

I-V-I


C Major Chord Jam Track: All C Major

Progression in Roman numerals: I 

For these key of C Major tracks, try these scales:
C Major: CDE, F, G, A, B (all the notes in white boxes)
C Major pentatonic: CDEGA (the underlined notes)

    See these scales with a Fretboard Toolbox:

  • Use page 19 of any Complete Edition
  • Use pages 11-14 of any Essential Edition









  • C I 051bpm1:45
  • C I 064bpm1:24
  • C I 080bpm1:07
  • C I 096bpm0:55
Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
F Major (F)IVF, A, C
G Major (G)VG, B, D

Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
D minor (Dm)iiD, F, A
G Major (G)VG, B, D
A minor (Am)viA, C, E

Notice Major chords sound "happy" & minor chords sound "sad".

Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B

Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
D minor (Dm)iiD, F, A
F Major (F)IVF, A, C
G Major (G)VG, B, D

Figure out the Roman numeral progressions of songs you play!

Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.

Soloing/Bass Lines: Experiment with the notes above throughout the song, but focus on the Chord Notes of each chord being played.

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
F Major (F)IVF, A, C
G Major (G)VG, B, D

The I-IV-V progression is the backbone of country, blues, and

rock & roll!  Pay close attention to this sound.  :-)

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
F Major (F)IVF, A, C
G Major (G)VG, B, D

Notice the cool, descending sound of this seemingly backwards V-IV-I progression.  When you hear the "I" chord, think "home"! 

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
C Major (C)IC, E, G
F Major (F)IVF, A, C
G Major (G)VG, B, D
A minor (Am)viA, C, E

Going from a "I" chord to a minor "vi" chord is very common!

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
C Major scaleC
D
EF
G
A
B