This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll travel back to a time when a 1st Class postage stamp in the USA was a mere 3 cents. The year was 1958.
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)! 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.
Don’t You Just Know It-Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns
(Hint: Verse all I)
Get A Job-The Silhouettes
Chantilly Lace-The Big Bopper
(Hint: I-V-I-V-I at start)
Songs presented are for educational purposes only and used under the fair use doctrine of United States copyright law.
Tags: 1958, 3 Chord Cub, Ear Training