Hello I'm searching for a basic chord progression template. So far I found this :
- I (vi)
- V, vii°
- IV, ii
- IV, iii, vi
Where one can go on any level equal or lower than the level it's at and "1." can go anywhere. (vi) in parenthesis is for deceptive cadence. So an example of a chord progression would be :
I, iii, IV, V
Now what I don't understand is that I thought a chord progression should tend to finish on the tonic, or did I get that wrong ? What I often heard is that it's to give a feeling to get back home, back to the tonic. I'm not sure if that should be at the beginning, at the end, or both though. So ultimately if I want 1 chord progression with 4 parts I could have: I, iii, IV, I Or ''should'' I have the first one ?
Also if I want to combine it with a deceptive cadence how would that look ?
I'm just trying to figure out a template to help me out here. I'm conscious there is no set rules and what works is what sounds good. But for an analytical person like me I prefer to start with a template.
Thanks in advance.