Chord progressions detection, or the ability to identify chords in a larger context, is an important skill for musicians.
The following progression is built on a 'C Major' scale and the first chord in it is on the 1st degree. Lets try to identify the rest of the chord progression:
The first step is to focus our listening on each chord separately, and try to identify the chord type.
Can you tell the type of the missing chords?
The second step is to focus on the intervals between the chords roots.
Can you tell the interval between the chords roots?
If we know both the type of each chord as well as the interval between the chord roots, we can tell the chord progression:
Play Route VI game to develop the ability to identify chord progression by ear.