Classical music’s favourite chord progression

From David Bennett Piano.

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La Folia is perhaps the most commonly used chord progression in classical music, particularly in baroque era music. But classical composers probably wouldn’t even think about La Folia as a chord progression but instead as "ground bass".

Nicola Benedetti, Introduction to La Folia:
BBC, La Folia:
Uses of Folia in cinema:
Musica Universalis, La Folia:

And, an extra special thanks goes to Peter Keller, Douglas Lind, Vidad Flowers, Ivan Pang, Waylon Fairbanks, Jon Dye, Austin Russell, Christopher Ryan, Toot & Paul Peijzel


0:00 La Folía
0:58 the chord progression
1:48 Examples
3:10 Film & TV themes
4:36 Vienna Power House
5:40 Ground bass
6:35 Other stylistic features of La Folía
7:45 Composing my own piece with La Folía