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3 Chord Club: Buck Owens

Posted on: September 24th, 2010 by dville

Buck Owens turned the Nashville music establishment upside-down when he introduced the Bakersfield sound to county music in the 1960s. Today at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn three of Buck’s classic tunes by ear.

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 what key the original is played in.

Together Again
(Hint: I-IV-V-V7-I with I-IV-V-I turnaround )

Act Naturally  
(Hint: BONUS CHORD! Listen for the I-II7-V7 at the end of the chorus)

I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail
(Hint: Listen for the quick V7 in the verse and chorus)

Songs presented are for educational purposes only and used under the fair use doctrine of United States copyright law.

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