Hobbies Playing Music Playing Chord Patterns on Guitar Share PINTEREST Email Print Tom Grill / Getty Images Playing Music Music Education Basics Music History Music Lessons Music Theory Playing Guitar Playing Piano Home Recording By Espie Estrella Espie Estrella is a lyricist, songwriter, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. our editorial process Espie Estrella Updated March 05, 2019 We've learned about the I - IV - V chords as well as the ii, iii and vi chords. Now let's play around with all these chords and see what melodies we can create. I - IV - V - I Chord Pattern Examples: Key of C: C - F - G - C Key of D: D - G - A - D Key of E : E - A - B - E I - iii - IV - ii - I Chord Pattern Examples: Key of F: F - A - Bb - G - F Key of G: G - B - C - A - G Key of A: A - C# - D - B - A I - vi - ii - V - I Chord Pattern Examples: Key of B: B - G# - C# - F# - B Key of Db: Db - Bb - Eb - Ab - Db Key of Eb: Eb - C - F - Bb - Eb Key of Gb: Gb - Eb - Ab - Db - Gb I - ii - iii - IV - V - I Chord Pattern Examples: Key of Ab: Ab - Bbm - Cm - Db - Eb - Ab Key of Bb: Bb - Cm - Dm - Eb - F - Bb I - vi - ii - IV - I Chord Pattern Examples: Key of C: C - Am - Dm - G - C Key of D: D - Bm - Em - A - D Practice Using the I - vi - IV - V - I - vi - V - I chord pattern play the following chords: C - Am - F - G - C - A - G - C Listen to it several times, what songs come to mind when you play this pattern? One example that uses this pattern is the song "Unchained Melody." Try it: C - AmOh my love Fmy darling GI hunger for Cyour love Ama long Glonely time Then back to C for the second verse. You can play around with various chord patterns to see what other melodies you can come up with.