In Deep Purple's Burn, in G minor, there is a guitar solo / interlude section that has a chord progression of:


This is equivalent to:


(Source: https://bdeeppurplefanforum.runboard.com/t6892)

The interlude section here sounds like one of Bach's pieces. Can anyone identify the piece?


This is a circle of fifths progression --one of the most common of all chord progressions in both classical and popular music.

It comes up particularly often in Bach --for instance, here in the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047, I. Allegro.

  • Yes... I've gone through progressions like I-IV-viiø13(6th inv)-iii7-vi7-ii7-V7-I in major-key anime music quite often. – Maika Sakuranomiya Jul 26 '19 at 3:17
  • The linked article has some great examples --your riff arguably sounds closer to the Handel than the Bach. But in any case, it's probably THE classic baroque chord progression --and still found in everything from jazz to disco. – Chris Sunami Jul 26 '19 at 13:01

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