- Descending figures ending on the sixth scale degree supported by IV, especially with an escaping tone.
- Descending lines at large, and general indifference to melodic arches.
- The place-holding Isus2-I, IVsus2-IV, Vsus4-V and iisus2- or ii7-ii tics that guitar lends itself to.
- 5 as an inverted pedal. This is another guitar-centric thing.
- The IV to signal "My chorus. Let me show you it."
- V-#vo-vi. This is a repeat offender.
I'm sure there are others.