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3 Chord Club: The Monkees

Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by dville
Do you remember where you were on Monday nights at 8pm circa 1966-68?  I do.  I was watching the latest episode of The Monkees, this week’s guests on the 3 Chord Club. 
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 included the original key information at the bottom of this post so don’t look if you want the challenge
(Hint: G7-C7 etc.)
(Hint: Bonus Chord bVII end of chorus bVII-V7)
(Hint: Double Bonus Chords! ii minor & vi minor)

Extra Credit Hints:

Last Train To Clarksville: Key of G  Verse & Chorus: I7-IV7-I-IV7-V7-I (Chords Used:G7-C7-D7)
I’m A Beliver:  Key of G# Verse I-V-I 2x I-IV-I  I-V-I-I  Chorus I-IV-I 5x I-bVii-V7. (Chords Used: G#-C#-D#7-F#)
Take A Giant Step: Key of Bb Verse I-IV-1 etc. I-bVII-I etc. I-ii-I etc. Chorus I-bVII-I 3x iii-I-vi-I etc. (Chords Used: Bb-Eb-Ab-Gm-Cm)

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