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3 Chord Club: Hoyt Axton

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by dville

This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn three songs from folksinger and songwriter  extraordinaire Hoyt Axton.

Each Friday we choose three songs from a specific artist, label or genre of music that we’ll learn by ear. All the songs will contain three chords or less (with the exception of Bonus Chord songs)! You’ll find links to the lyrics but not the chords. That’s where your ears come in. Since you know the song has only one to three chords, try to figure out the changes, or chord progression by ear while watching the YouTube video. Here’s a hint, most of the time the chords will be the I-IV & V or V7 chords. In the Key of C, that’s C-F-G or G7. Remember, the sound examples may be in various keys. As an added bonus, try to figure out the key of the recording.

Boney Fingers (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-V7-I)

Sweet Misery (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-I etc.)

Greenback Dollar (lyrics)
(Hint: Bonus Chord vi-F minor is first chord)

Songs presented are for educational purposes only and used under the fair use doctrine of United States copyright law.

 

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