You can play thousands of songs using common chord progressions (like the I-IV-V). And today, you'll learn how to quickly find all this music.
In fact, you’ll learn 3 different ways.
Option 1: Manually Search for Songs by Chord Progression
This Free Search Tool lets you search for songs using individual chords. So to find tunes with the I-IV-V chord progression, do a search of G,C,D. Then run another search of G#,C#,D#.
Do this a total of 12 times - for all 12 keys.
Option 2. Use Buttons to Search by Popular Chord Progressions
You can use clickable buttons to search by chord progression.
Below are all 12 variations of the I-IV-V. Click the first button to see 3-chord songs that use C,F,G. Then click the next button for even more music.
Click Any Button Below
Search Songs with the I-IV-V Chord Progression
Option 3: Instantly Search by Chord Progression (in All 12 Keys)
Below are 6 of the most popular chord progressions – complete with clickable search buttons to save you time. They're all identified with their Roman numerals. I’ve also borrowed some nicknames from my buddies at Musical U:
A word of caution.
It's best to think in chord “groups” and not “progressions.” For example, a search of G,C,D will produce any I-IV-V song - even if the 3 chords appear in a different order.
In other words, there’s no difference between:
- Pop songs that use the I-IV-V chord progression.
- 12-bar blues with a I-I-I-I-IV-IV-I-I-V-V-I-I sequence.