Song Structure and Arrangements

Vocal Songs – Most common Structure
16 measure Chord Progression
Verse Chorus Structure
Example Song
Verse Verse Chorus – repeats till end of song
Ending often repeats the chorus or the last line of the chorus

Fiddle Tunes – Most common structure
A part 2X – 8 measure chord progression played twice
B part 2X – 8 measure chord progression played twice

Sometimes a Fiddle Tune will have a C Part
A part 2X B part 2X C part 2X

I IV V Major and Minor Chords
In Most Often Used Keys

Flat 7
I IV V IIm IIm III Vim VII
G C D Am Bm Bb Em F
C F G Dm Em Eb Am Bb
D G A Em F#m F G#m C
E A B F#m G#m A C#m D
A D E Bm C#m C F#m G

Sample Progression
I IIIm IIm V I VIm IV V