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3 Chord Club: One Hit Wonders 1970

Posted on: May 6th, 2011 by dville
Today at the 3 Chord Club we introduce a new category of songs, One Hit Wonders.  We’ll select three hit songs from a particular year to learn by ear—1970.

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! 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 (except for the occasional Bonus Chord), try to figure out the changes, or chord progressions 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.

Montego Bay-Bobby Bloom
(Hint: All I-IV-I)
Spirit In The Sky-Norman Greenbaum
(Hint: Bonus Chord Bridge I-IV-bIII-I)

Sweet Mary-Wadsworth Mansion
(Hint: Verse & Chorus I-V-I)

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