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3 Chord Club Sings Ray Charles

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by dville
Today at the 3 Chord Club we learn three great numbers from the songbook of the late, great Ray Charles

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 (with the exception of Bonus Chord songs)! 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 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.

 If you can’t figure out the original key and the chord progression of a song or songs, then watch the hints.  Remember, ear training takes practice.  Don’t get frustrated, have fun!
You Are My Sunshine 
(Hint: Verse I-IV-I)
I Can’t Stop Loving You 
(Hint: Starts on I7)

Hit The Road Jack 
(Hint: Starts on i minor)

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