Howie Day Style I IV vi V riff

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey everybody,

The I IV vi V progression has really picked up steam in the last 10 years or so as a go to progression for any rocker. It can be emotional, heavy, or fun, depending on how it’s used. Today we’re looking at the progression in a pop style ala Howie Day. We really hope you like the riff!

Enjoy guys!


Try to master this riff, but also consider how each chord fits into the key. Then, try to create your own I IV vi V chord progression.


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