This week the 3 Chord Club features a somewhat morbid aspect of the old timey and folk music genres, the murder ballad. The songs are sometimes based on true occurrences and more often than not contain only two to three chords.
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 threechords, 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 what key the original is played in.3 chord club, Ear Training, ukulele lesson