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3 Chord Club Sings Ray Charles

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by dville
This week at the 3 Chord Club we learn three great numbers from the songbook of the late, great Ray Charles

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.

I’ve added a new Video Hints section to the 3 Chord Club.  I would suggest trying to determine the original key and the chord progression of the songs before watching the Video Hints.  If you can’t figure out the original key and the chord progression of a song or songs, then watch the hints.  Remember, ear training takes practice.  Don’t get frustrated, have fun!
(Hint: Verse I-IV-I)
(Hint: Starts on I7)
(Hint: Starts on i minor)
Extra Credit Hints:
You Are My Sunshine: Key F (Chords used F-Bb except during horn break)
I Can’t Stop Loving You: Key F (Chords used F-F7-Bb-C-C7)
Hit The Road Jack: Key Ab minor  (Chords used Abm-Gb-E-Eb7)

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