19 September 2011

Minor Guitar Chord Progression - i - bVII - bVI

Today’s chord progression has been around for a long time and featured in plenty of great songs.


It’s a minor key progression, shown below in the key of A minor. The progression starts on the i chord, descends two frets to the flatted seven chord and then descends two more frets to the flat sixth before moving back to the bVII.


It’s been used in songs from Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower (Am), through Ben Harper with My Own Two Hands (Am), and recently Adele’s Rolling In The Deep (Cm).



1 comment:

Dave said...

Another significant usage of this chord progression is in the outro to Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven, where it's very similar to what you have tabbed: i - bVII - bVI - bVII.

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