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Hi STerling:
   The roman numerals are commonly used to denote the CHORD ANALYSIS OF THE notes
   so the ONE chord (I) is the chord on the root note of the scale key.
   the four chord (IV) IS THE chord on the fourth step of the key
   the five chord (V) is the chord on the fifth step of the key...
 (these are all major chords in the major key mode)
    the five seven (V 7) is the dominant 7th chord (on the fifth key note) and as a four note chord usually (not always) leads next to the tonic (1 CHORD) (one chord)
    often times guitarists and pianists use these symbols when they are universally playing in ANOTHER KEY as a reference point for playing the song without reading the key they are playing in.
     Strict notation would put the minor chords in small roman numerals (like in the index of a book) with ii (two chord) iii (three chord) vi (6 chord)   along with the CAPITOLs used IN THE MAJOR CHORDS (ABOVE)
     THIS SAMPLE you used is showing both the NAME of the chord (like ''c'') and also the analysis of the chord within the key mode (IV) people who take '' harmonic analysis'  in =school have learned to use and work with these roman numerals..
     HOPE that helps a bit....

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