Today at the 3 Chord Club we learn three songs by ear made famous by the one and onlyMarvin Gaye. In addition to two solo compositions, you’ll want to find a member of the opposite sex to sing the duet that Marvin recorded with Kim Weston in 1966, It Takes Two.
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! 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 original key of the recording.
On really special days, we’ll feature a song with 4 chords! The Bonus Chord usually ends up being the vi (six minor).
It Takes Two-lyrics
(Hint: Verse all I)
Ain’t That Peculiar-lyrics
(Hint: Verse I-IV-I)