3 Chord Club: 2 Tone Records
Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by dville
Remember the funky ska stylings of the late 70’s/early 80’s known as 2 Tone? If not, you’re in for a rhythmic treat here at the 3 Chord Club with great tunes from 2 Tone recording artists The Specials, The English Beat and The Selecter. This is a great opportunity to practice your off-beat rhythmic strum!
At the 3 Chord Club 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.
A Message To You Rudy -The Specials
Ranking Full Stop-The English Beat
Too Much Pressure-The Selecter
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