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Old 10-19-2006, 05:31 AM
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Default Chord progression symbols for Railroad Bill et.al.

When people use symblols like I IV V I to explain chord progressions, what would they use for songs like Railroad Bill, Freight Train and similar ones which have this progression if played in C?
C - - - - - - - - -C
Railroad Bill, Railroad Bill
E - - - - - - - - - - - - F
He never worked and he never will

My guess is I III IV, but I didn't find this progression listed on some fairly comprehensive web sites such as Olav Torvund's page at http://www.torvund.net/Guitar/progressions/index.asp .
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When people use symblols like I IV V I to explain chord progressions, what would they use for songs like Railroad Bill, Freight Train and similar ones which have this progression if played in C?
C - - - - - - - - -C
Railroad Bill, Railroad Bill
E - - - - - - - - - - - - F
He never worked and he never will

My guess is I III IV, but I didn't find this progression listed on some fairly comprehensive web sites such as Olav Torvund's page at http://www.torvund.net/Guitar/progressions/index.asp .
Art, because you couldn't find it doesn't mean that it is incorrect. Using numerals common and it is a way to be able to play any song in any key. Of course, that will require to know all keys.
One thing to watch out for is that any out of key chords either use flats or sharps. For example, C#7 in the key of C would be bII7.
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C#7 in the key of C would be bII7.
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What's the 'b' mean?
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Doh - never mind - Flatted II, right?
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What's the 'b' mean?
Art
Doh - never mind - Flatted II, right?
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Right...!
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