Top 6 Commonly used worship chord progressions in Nigeria and the World
Worship songs are essential and it’s actually a medium for us to create an atmosphere for interacting with God through Prayers. The melody is what create the absolute sound and the lyrics is what finishes the job. You can play these chord progressions on Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard and any other musical instruments.
There are so many progressions but few are very essential. These chord progressions are commonly used in Nigeria and the World in whole. Check out the common chord progressions below.
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1. The 1-4-5 Progression.
This progression is actually the root of all progressions. The chords are Doh, Fah and Soh. If you are playing on key C, the chords will be C F and G. This progression was used Nani Gi by Mario Ese.
2. The 1-4-1-5 Progression.
This progression is essential in worship songs and also in Nigeria high-life. This progression was used in Jehovah shammah by Nathanel bassey and also in many other popular songs. If you are playing on key C, the chords will be C F, C and G which is doh fah doh soh in solfas or solfa notation.
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3. The 1-4-6-5 Progression.
This is one of the most hottest progression in gospel music history. This progression is been used by so many gospel artists like kirk franklin, J moss, Don Moen, Tye tribett, Tasha Cobb, Hillsong worship, Taya Smith, Tim godfrey, William McDowell, PlanetShakers, Samsong, Frank Edward, Sinach etc. This progression was used in Onise Iyanu by Nathaniel Bassey. so many gospel musicians have used this progression so it is worth being our No 3 spot. If you are playing on key C, the chords will be C F, Am and G which is doh fah lah soh in solfas or solfa notation.
5. The 1-5-6-4 Progression.
This Progression is widely used by the gospel artiste listed at number 4 and also by Nigerian Gospel musicians. It was use in this God is too good by Nathaniel Bassey, Ibuchukwu and so many others. If you are playing on key C, the chords will be C G, Am and F which is doh soh lah fah in solfas or solfa notation.
6. The 1-6-4-5 Progression.
This is an additional progression, 1-6-4-5 and it is also commonly used in the gospel music industry. If you are playing on key C, the chords will be C, Am, F and G which is doh lah fah soh in solfas or solfa notation.
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