Advanced Chord Progressions

Advanced Chord Progressions combines the essential Chord progressions (Top 5 to Top 100 in over 15 Countries) and the second part "More essential Chord progressions". This app features more than 320 chord progressions and sound samples.

Have a look at this gorgeous App!

Featured Progressions:

  • C Major
  • G Major
  • D Major
  • F Major
  • Bb Major
  • A Minor
  • C Minor
  • Progressions for a Changing Key
  • Miscellaneous Progressions


Eliminating Chord Muddle
Chord progressions are the part of writing songs that has many composers stumped. For those who find it to be a mystery, their chords sound, at best, like chord successions, and at worst, chord muddle. What is chord muddle? Have you ever felt that you can’t get one chord to feel like it needs to go to another? Do you feel that your progressions just meander from one chord to the next, without feeling like it’s making sense? That’s chord muddle.You can spend a lot of your precious time learning the theory of how chords progress from one to another (and I believe you should!), but you want to get going with writing songs! In this app, we have included dozens of useful chord progressions. Feel free to use them in any of your songs: as such, chord progressions are not protected by copyright, so you don’t need permission to use any of them.

About the chords in this App
The chords in this App are completely modifiable, and it’s certainly not an exhaustive list. But hopefully they’ll be enough to inspire you to get writing, and keep writing.

So we encourage you to take these progressions and modify them any way you like. Don’t be afraid to let your ears have the final say. If you like something you see, use it. If you like a progression, but feel you’d like to change it – that’s what you’re supposed to do!

We have written the chords using guitar fret board notation, but the suggested voicing is exactly that... a suggestion. It’s assumed that you will voice these chords on your guitar
or piano or organ in whatever way suits your song. The same directive applies to the musical notation. The notes
are meant to only indicate to you the notes found in each chord. Always use your imagination (and good taste!) to decide how to ultimately voice these chords.

More than anything, these pages give you lists of chord progressions that work. It’s up to you to decide how and when to use them. Remember, simplicity is more important than complexity. Just because
this app contains dozens of progressions doesn’t mean that you are supposed to try to use as many as possible in one song. In fact, most songs will become jumbled and confusing if you try to use more than two or three different progressions. An important goal of songwriting is to create something that listeners will remember, and they won’t remember songs that use too many chords, melodies or words.

Curated by:

Gary Ewer