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Dallas Ukulele HQ
Dallas, Texas March 25
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Tulsa Ukulele Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma March 31
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Nashville Ukulele Group
Nashville, Tennessee April 7
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Willis Music
Lexington, Kentucky April 9
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Arthur’s Music Store
Indianapolis, Indiana April 14
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Allegheny Uke Soriee
Altoona, PA April 20-22
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Ukulele Festival of Scotland
Drumfries, Scotland April 27-29
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West Coast Uke Retreat
Pacific Grove, CA May 2-6
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Kamloops Uke Fest
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 15-17
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Midwest Uke & Harmonica Camp
Olivet, Michigan June 22-24
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Elderly Instruments
Lansing, Michigan October 6
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3 Chord Club: Marvin Gaye

Posted on: November 12th, 2010 by dville

Today at the 3 Chord Club we learn three songs by ear made famous by the one and onlyMarvin Gaye. In addition to two solo compositions, you’ll want to find a member of the opposite sex to sing the duet that Marvin recorded with Kim Weston in 1966, It Takes Two.

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! 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. 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 original key of the recording.

On really special days, we’ll feature a song with 4 chords! The Bonus Chord usually ends up being the vi (six minor).

It Takes Two-lyrics

(Hint: Verse all I)

Ain’t That Peculiar-lyrics

(Hint: Verse I-IV-I)

What’s Goin’ On?-lyrics
(BONUS CHORD! Hint: I-vi-I-vi-I-IV-V7-I)

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