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Valley Ukulele Society
Folsom, California June 25
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Aria School of Music
Reno, Nevada June 25
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Modesto, California June 28
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Roseville, California June 29
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3 Chord Club: Toots & The Maytals

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by dville

Today at the 3 Chord Club we get down and funky with Toots & the Maytals. We’ll learn three of Toot’s great tunes on the uke by ear. Remember, to get that reggae beat, accent the 2 and the 4, or the back-beat.

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 threechords, 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.

Pressure Drop-Lyrics
(Hint: Pressure Dropping V-IV-I…)

Reggae Got Soul-Lyrics
(Hint: I-IV-I)

Funky Kingston-Lyrics
(Hint: Jam over the I)

Extra Credit Hints:
Pressure Drop: Key Ab (Ab-Db-Eb)
Reggae Got Soul: Key C (C-F)
Funky Kingston: Key Gb (Gb)

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