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3 Chord Club:
Summer Songs For The Northern Hemisphere

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by dville

Yes, it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere so throw on your swimsuit and grab your uke as we learn three fun summertime songs this week at 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. If you can’t figure out the original key of a song or songs refer to the Extra Credit Hints at the bottom of the post.

In The Summertime-Mungo Jerry (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-I-V7-IV-I)


Summertime Blues-Eddie Cochran (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-V7-I)


Summertime Summertime-The Jamies (lyrics)
(Hint: Bonus Chord: II7 …because it’s sum-murtime!)

Extra Credit Hints:
In The Summertime: Key E (Chords E-A-B7)
Summertime Summertime: Key F (Chords F-Bb-C7-G7)
Summertime Blues: Key E (Chords E-A-B7)


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