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    Default Bluegrass PRACTICE Exercises

    Here are 20 generic I IV V chord progressions in G to practice improvising. Change tempos and keys on them, eventually working through all keys. All these are in 4/4 time, but change them to 3/4 as well.

    Enjoy!

    Generic Bluegrass Chord Progressions For Improvising Practice (19)

    Individual songs:
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 1 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 2 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 3 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 4 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 5 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 6 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 7 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 8 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 9 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 10 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 11 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 12 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 13 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 14 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 15 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 17 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 16 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 19 - Traditional
    Generic Bluegrass Improv Progression 20 - Traditional


    I'll post more from time to time.
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    Another bump

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    Nice
    This is great ear training for (in my case) bass players.
    When we do jams we often have to hear the changes to unfamiliar songs.
    The good players get it in one chorus. I often finally get it by the end of the tune.
    I think the next level for this should incorporate crooked forms such as the hesitation in Hesitation Blues etc.

    I'm posting a tune called I IV V Song #1 that is sort of the next level to this series .
    Some of the early exercises in your set of exercises are more chord vamps (La Bamba type progressions )

    My thread will be for more song oriented progressions as opposed to fiddle tune and vamp type progressions .

    I hope folks can contribute to it.

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    Default I IV V Song #1 Name this tune and add your own

    This is a progression I call the I IV V Song #1 . It may have been more accurate to call it I V IV but in my experience when folks say I IV V they not really talking about the order of the chords.
    This is one of those progressions that pops into your head when your not thinking.
    I'm sure there are lots of tunes that use this as a chorus or verse. I was tempted to go to the IV as a bridge but decided to keep it simple.

    Please post the names of songs that use this progression .

    Also please feel free to add or link similar progressions .

    Just for fun who can name the Disney tune this is from?
    I IV V Song #1 - Unknown Composer
    Last edited by Bobsax; 06-06-2015 at 03:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxdjazz View Post
    Practice charts for Bluegrass
    Thanks for making this a sticky!!

    These are for players who want to practice improv against different I IV V progressions. Make sure change tempos, keys and even to 3/4 time.
    Pete Martin
    www.petimarpress.com
    Fiddle, Mandolin, Improvisation Instruction
    14 Free PDF Books for Fiddle and Mandolin Players

    Jazz-Mandolin.com
    Jazz tips for mandolin players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsax View Post
    Please post the names of songs that use this progression .
    Ragtime Annie... just cut the middle lines out of the B part and that's what you're left with.

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    It is not allowing me to see the chord progressions when I click on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfiddler View Post
    It is not allowing me to see the chord progressions when I click on them
    There are detailed instructions inside the app in Settings - Tutorials, Help & Support.
    (You can also select the "?" in a circle at the top of an app page)
    Also at: http://irealpro.com/manual
    And: http://www.irealpro.com/support/

    If you have the iReal pro app installed on the device you are using and are unable to download charts from the forums after following the instructions, email: support@irealpro.com
    )BOB

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    How does this work?? They won't play for me........I guess its broken, or I'm a complete ignoramus.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish123 View Post
    How does this work?? They won't play for me........I guess its broken, or I'm a complete ignoramus.
    Thanks
    1. Do you have the iReal pro app installed on your device?
    If you are using a PC, you must also be using an Android emulator like Bluestacks or DuOS (ADMIN EDIT: AMIDuOS has been discontinued)
    http://irealpro.com/how-to-use-ireal-pro-on-windows-pc/
    Try using the app with a (non-windows) smartphone or tablet... Easy-peasy!

    Please reply when you get it working.
    )BOB
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 08-06-2017 at 01:59 PM.

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