Doo Wop Progression

A chord progression, originating in Doowop, hence the name, consisting of the following: I vi IV V. If that didn't make sense to you, try playing the following chords: C major, A minor, F major, G major. Repeat.

Also known as the "50s progression". Possibly most famously occuring in the song "Heart and Soul", which starred for years on the TV commercials of Quaker Oats.

In Finnish language, this progression is known as Aku Ankka -kierto (Donald Duck progression).

Closely related to the Humoresque Progression, which instead has I at the end.


Alternative Title(s):

Du Wop Progression