This week at the 3 Chord Club we learn some hard rockin’ blues from George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
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.
Madison Blues (lyrics)
Ride On Josephine
One Burbon, One Scotch, One Beer (lyrics)
(Hint: Blue-Hang on the I during talking)
Extra Credit Hints:
Madison Blues: Key D (Chords D-G-A7)
Ride On Josephine: Key G (Chords G-C-D7)
One Burbon, One Scotch, One Beer: Key E (Chords E-A-B7)