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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon September 12
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CVG House Concert
Boring, Oregon September 12
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Lincoln City Cultural Center
Lincoln City, Oregon September 17
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Tunes In The Dunes
Otis, Oregon September 18-20
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North Coast Uke Strummers
Warrenton, Oregon September 23
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon September 26
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Pt. Townsend Uke Fest
Pt. Townsend, Wash. October 7-11
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S.U.P.A.
Seattle, Washington October 11
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Steel City Ukuleles
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 17
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Allegheny Ukulele Kollective
Altoona, Pennsylvania October 18
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Ukulele Ceilidh
Liverpool, Nova Scotia October 22-25
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Rainspout Music Festival
Yachats, Oregon November 14
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Ashokan Uke Fest NY

California Uke Academy

James Hill Workshops Canada

Kerrville Folk Festival

Melbourne, Australia Uke Fest

NAMM Show Kala Artist

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3 Chord Club: Tommy James

Posted on: April 22nd, 2011 by dville
This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn 3 classics 60’s tunes from Tommy James & The Shondells.  Tommy credits his grandfather for getting him started in the music business by giving him a Arthur Godfrey ukulele (with the automatic tuner) at age 4.  Tommy reveals this in an interview with Profiles at the :35 mark.

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 key of the recording.New! Video Hints
(Hint-Chorus I-IV-V)
(Hint-entire song I-bVIII-I)

(Hint-the chorus is basically a I-IV-I-V-IV-I progression but with added passing chords one whole tone down I-(bVII)-I-(bVII)-IV-(bIIII)-IV-(bIII) etc.)

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