Today at the 3 Chord Club we learn three songs by ear made famous by the one and only Marvin Gaye. In addition to two solo compositions, you’ll find a duet that Marvin recorded with Kim Weston in 1966, It Takes Two.
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! 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 original key of the recording.
It Takes Two
(Hint: Verse all I)
Ain’t That Peculiar
(Hint: Verse I-IV-I)
What’s Goin’ On?
(BONUS CHORD! Hint: I-vi-I-vi-I-IV-V7-I)
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