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Don's String Shop
Los Osos, California July 11
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B.U.S.C.
Baywood, California July 12
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Anacapa Ukulele
Ventura, California July 19
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Lightning Joe's
Arroyo Grande, California July 25
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The Haven
Ashland, Oregon August 1
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Oakridge Uke Fest
Oakridge, Oregon August 7-9
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Lincoln City Cultural Center
Lincoln City, Oregon September 17
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Tunes In The Dunes
Otis, Oregon September 18-20
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The Griffin House
Hood River, Oregon September 27
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Pt. Townsend Uke Fest
Pt. Townsend, Wash. October 7-11
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S.U.P.A.
Seattle, Washington October 11
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Steel City Ukuleles
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 17
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Allegheny Ukulele Kollective
Altoona, Pennsylvania October 18
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Ukulele Ceilidh
Liverpool, Nova Scotia October 22-25
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Blue Bear School San Francisco

California Ukulele Academy

James Hill Workshops Canada

Lake Tahoe Uke Fest

Melbourne, Australia Uke Fest

Seattle Uke Fest

Vancouver BC Uke Fest

Wine Country Uke Fest

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3 Chord Club

3 Chord Club:
Stephen Foster

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by dville
This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn three songs from the father of American songwriters Stephen Foster.  Since Foster’s melodies are so ingrained in our American psyche, you should have no trouble hearing and recognizing the chord changes in the songs.
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.
De Camptown Races (lyrics in video)
(Hint: Verse I-V7-I)

Oh, Susanna (lyrics)
(Hint: Verse I-V7-I)
Hard Times Comes Again No More (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-I-V-I)

 Extra Credit Hints:
De Camptown Races: Key D (Chords D-G-A7)
Oh, Susanna: Key D (Chords D-G-A7)
Hard Times Come Again No More: Key Bb (Chords Bb-Eb-F)


Archives

images-2 3 Chord Club:
Jackie Wilson

Unknown-1 3 Chord Club:
Roy Orbison

220px-The_Buddy_Holly_Story,_Vol._2 3 Chord Club: Buddy Holly
images 3 Chord Club: The Tide Is High
images 3 Chord Club: The Carter Family
images 3 Chord Club: Lead Belly
images 3 Chord Club: Commander Cody
images 3 Chord Club: Rockabilly Blues
images 3 Chord Club: Dion
3 Chord Club: Lee Dorsey
994131_10152540102614140_4573991877570254491_n 3 Chord Club: The Beach Boys
images 3 Chord Club: Ritchie Valens
Unknown 3 Chord Club: Toots & The Maytals
MI0001658195 3 Chord Club: The Great Folk Scare
images 3 Chord Club: The Brill Building
images 3 Chord Club: Jose Feliciano
Unknown 3 Chord Club: The Everly Brothers
images 3 Chord Club: Nursery Rhymes
Unknown 3 Chord Club: Christmas With Buck Owens
images 3 Chord Club: Dolly Parton
images 3 Chord Club: The Clash
images 3 Chord Club: Steve Earle
images 3 Chord Club: Iris DeMent
images-6 3 Chord Club: Holy Modal Rounders
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images 3 Chord Club: Bob Seger
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images 3 Chord Club: Neil Young
images 3 Chord Club: Burl Ives
Unknown-3 3 Chord Club: Hoyt Axton
images 3 Chord Club: Hits of 1958!
I-IV-V7 3 Chord Club: Ascending I-IV-V Chord Progression
FL0590 3 Chord Club: Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
3 Chord Club: 1957 One Hit Wonders
3 Chord Club: Red Red Wine
3 Chord Club: Sunshine Songs
3 Chord Club: Kris Krisofferson
3 Chord Club: Big Bill Broonzy
3 Chord Club: Gene Autry Christmas
3 Chord Club: Christmas Songs
3 Chord Club: Freddy Cannon
3 Chord Club: The Oak Ridge Boys
3 Chord Club: Hey, Mama!
3 Chord Club: Dire Straits
3 Chord Club: Minor Magic!
3 Chord Club: Gene Vincent
3 Chord Club: Disco Lives!
3 Chord Club: Tex Ritter
3 Chord Club: Doc Watson
3 Chord Club: Jimmy Martin
3 Chord Club: Jimmy Buffett
3 Chord Club:
Buck Owens Tear Jerkers

3 Chord Club: Harry Nilsson
3 Chord Club:
Summer Songs For The Northern Hemisphere

3 Chord Club: The Stray Cats
3 Chord Club: Jonathan Richman
3 Chord Club: Tom Paxton
3 Chord Club
George Thorogood & The Destroyers

3 Chord Club:
1980’s One Hit Wonders

3 Chord Club: Lone Star Songs
3 Chord Club: Jimmie Rodgers
3 Chord Club: Rockabilly Blues
3 Chord Club: Bill Haley
3 Chord Club: Roger Miller
3 Chord Club: AC/DC
3 Chord Club: Songs ’bout Workin’
3 Chord Club: Rod Stewart
3 Chord Club: Elvis #1 Singles
3 Chord Club: Davey Jones
3 Chord Club: Stephen Foster
3 Chord Club: John Mellencamp
3 Chord Club OHW Unique Names
3 Chord Club: The Steve Miller Band
3 Chord Club: Janis Joplin
3 Chord Club: Dr. Hook
3 Chord Club: Bo Diddley
3 Chord Club: Happy New Year 2012!
3 Chord Club: The Dave Clark Five
3 Chord Club: Simon & Garfunkel
3 Chord Club: American Play Party Songs
3 Chord Club: Peter, Paul & Mary
3 Chord Club: Alan Jackson
3 Chord Club: Mississippi John Hurt
3 Chord Club: 2 Tone Records
3 Chord Club Halloween Bash!
3 Chord Club: Tom Petty
3 Chord Club: Lee Dorsey
3 Chord Club: New Lost City Ramblers
3 Chord Club: Zeppelin
3 Chord Club: Donovan
3 Chord Club: The Irish Rovers
3 Chord Club: Bill Monroe
3 Chord Club Sings Ray Charles
3 Chord Club: Jerry Leiber
3 Chord Club: Muddy Waters
3 Chord Club: Rock n’ Roll!
3 Chord Club: One Hit Wonders 1970’s
3 Chord Club: The Grateful Dead
3 Chord Club: The Bee Gees
3 Chord Club: Glen Campbell
3 Chord Club: The Monkees
3 Chord Club: Classic Calypso
3 Chord Club: Santana
3 Chord Club: The Kingston Trio
3 Chord Club: One Hit Wonders 1958
3 Chord Club: Linda Ronstadt
3 Chord Club: The Byrds
3 Chord Club: Stones Country Rock
3 Chord Clubs: Louis Prima
3 Chord Club: One Hit Wonders 1970
3 Chord Club: Hank Ballard
3 Chord Club: Tommy James
3 Chord Club: Johnny Horton
3 Chord Club: The Johnny Otis Show!
3 Chord Club: The Stanley Brothers
3 Chord Club Van Morrison Bonus Chord Day!
3 Chord Club: Taj Mahal
3 Chord Club: Sea Shanties
3 Chord Club: ZZ Top
3 Chord Club: The Beatles-Covers
3 Chord Club: John Lee Hooker
3 Chord Club: Eric Clapton
3 Chord Club: The Drifters
3 Chord Club: Dion
3 Chord Club: John Denver
3 Chord Club: Eddie Cochran
3 Chord Club: Gospel Christmas
3 Chord Club: Rock N’ Roll Christmas
3 Chord Club: Slim Dusty
3 Chord Club: Elvis Sun Records
3 Chord Club: Marvin Gaye
3 Chord Club: Jerry Lee Lewis
3 Chord Club: Bob Marley
3 Chord Club: Robert Zimmerman
3 Chord Club: Fleetwood Mac
3 Chord Club: Little Richard
3 Chord Club: Buck Owens
3 Chord Club: Carl Perkins
3 Chord Club Parties In N’awlins
3 Chord Club: Merle Haggard
3 Chord Club: Chuck Berry
3 Chord Club: Old Timey Murder Ballads
3 Chord Club: Rolling Stones 64-66
3 Chord Club: The Beach Boys
3 Chord Club: Name The Original Key & Win!
3 Chord Club: Bonus Chord Day!
3 Chord Club: Lee Dorsey
3 Chord Club Sings America
3 Chord Club: The Blues
3 Chord Club: TV Themes Day!
3 Chord Club: Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 Chord Club: Atlantic R & B
3 Chord Club: British Invasion!
3 Chord Club Sings Motown

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