The King of Rockabilly, Carl Perkins, drops in this week at the 3 Chord Club. We’ll learn three of his classic tunes by ear.
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 what key the original is played in.
Blues Suede Shoes (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-I-V7-I )
Boppin’ The Blues (lyrics)