3 Chord Club: Dion
Today at the 3 Chord Club we learn three classic songs by Dion Francis DiMucci by ear. You’ll hear that the blues were a major influence in Dion’s music.
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 (except for the occasional Bonus Chord)! 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. 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 (don’t look at the cheat sheet at the bottom until you’ve given your ears a chance).
The Wanderer (lyrics)
(Hint: Blues + Bonus Chords VI7 & II7 in Bridge)
Ruby Baby (lyrics)
Runaround Sue (lyrics)
(Hint: Bonus Chord I-vi-IV-V-I)
Original Key Cheat Sheet:
The Wanderer: Key Eb (Eb-Ab-Bb7-Db7-F7)
Ruby Baby: Key E (E-A-B7)
Runaround Sue: Key D (D-Bm-A-B7)