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
G Major (G)IG, B, D
C Major (C)IVC, E, G
D Major (D)VD, F#, A

Figure out the Roman numeral progressions of songs you play!

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

Track #5: G-Em-Am-D 

I-vi-ii-V


  See these scales with a Fretboard Toolbox:​

  • Use page 9 of any Complete Edition
  • Use pages 3-6 of any Essential Edition

  • G I 051bpm1:44
  • G I 064bpm1:24
  • G I 080bpm1:06
  • G I 096bpm0:55
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  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"! 

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

  • G I vi ii V 51bpm1:40
  • G I vi ii V 64bpm1:20
  • G I vi ii V 080bpm1:06
  • G I vi ii V 096bpm0:52

Some Key of G Major Chord Progressions

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#

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

The I-V-IV progression has a really cool sound, probably because you're going from I = "home", V = "tension", IV = "pushes away".

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

Track #6: G-Am-C-D

I-ii-IV-V


G Major Chord Jam Track: All G Major

Progression in Roman numerals: I 

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
G Major (G)IG, B, D
A minor (Am)iiA, C, E
D Major (D)VD, F#, A
E minor (Em)viE, G, B

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#


  • G I ii IV V 058bpm1:46
  • G I ii IV V 072bpm1:25
  • G I ii IV V 090bpm1:07
  • G I ii IV V 108bpm0:56

  • G I V I 051bpm1:39
  • G I V I 064bpm1:19
  • G I V I 080bpm1:03
  • G I V I 096bpm0:52
Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
G Major (G)IG, B, D
A minor (Am)iiA, C, E
C Major (C)IVC, E, G
D Major (D)VD, F#, A

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#

  • G V IV I 070bpm1:40
  • G V IV I 088bpm1:20
  • G V IV I 110bpm1:06
  • G V IV I 132bpm0:53

  • G I IV V 048bpm1:41
  • G I IV V 060bpm1:21
  • G I IV V 072bpm1:07
  • G I IV V 090bpm0:53
Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
G Major (G)IG, B, D
C Major (C)IVC, E, G
D Major (D)VD, F#, A

  • G I IV V 060bpm1:21
  • G I vi ii V 080bpm1:06
  • G V IV I 110bpm1:06
  • G I 080bpm1:06
  • G V IV I 132bpm0:53
  • G V IV I 088bpm1:20
  • G I ii IV V 090bpm1:07
  • G I ii IV V 108bpm0:56
  • G I vi ii V 096bpm0:52
  • G I ii IV V 108bpm0:56
  • G I ii IV V 072bpm1:25
  • G I IV V 090bpm0:53
  • G I vi ii V 080bpm1:03
  • G I V IV 100bpm1:01
  • G I V IV 64bpm1:37
  • G I 064bpm1:24
  • G I vi IV V 108bpm0:56
  • G I V I 096bpm0:52
  • G I ii IV V 090bpm1:07
  • G I IV V 072bpm1:07
  • G I vi IV V 72bpm1:25
  • G I vi IV V 090bpm1:08
  • G I 096bpm0:55
  • G I V I 064bpm1:19
  • G I vi ii V 64bpm1:20
  • G I V IV 080bpm1:17
  • G I V I 080bpm1:03
  • G I 051bpm1:44
  • G V IV I 070bpm1:40
  • G I ii IV V 058bpm1:46
  • G I vi ii V 51bpm1:40
  • G I vi IV V 058bpm1:46
  • G I V I 051bpm1:39
  • G I IV V 048bpm1:41
  • G I V IV 051bpm2:01

For these key of G Major tracks, try these scales:
G Major: GAB, C, DE, F#  (all the notes in white boxes)
G Major pentatonic: GABDE (the underlined notes)

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
G Major (G)IG, B, D
C Major (C)IVC, E, G
D Major (D)VD, F#, A

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

Track #7: D-C-G

V-IV-I


Track #1: G-D-G

I-V-I


Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#
Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
G MajorIG, B, D

  • G I V IV 051bpm2:01
  • G I V IV 64bpm1:37
  • G I V IV 080bpm1:17
  • G I V IV 100bpm1:01
Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#


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
G Major (G)IG, B, D
D Major (D)VD, F#, A


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

  • G I vi IV V 058bpm1:46
  • G I vi IV V 72bpm1:25
  • G I vi IV V 090bpm1:08
  • G I vi IV V 108bpm0:56
Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#


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".

Track #3: G-D-C

I-V-IV


Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#

Track #4: G-Em-C-D

I-vi-IV-V


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
G Major (G)IG, B, D
C Major (C)IVC, E, G
D Major (D)VD, F#, A
E minor (Em)viE, G, B

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

Track #2: G-C-D

I-IV-V


Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#



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). 

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