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3 Chord Club: Taj Mahal

Posted on: March 11th, 2011 by dville

Today the 3 Chord Club welcomes versatile bluesman Taj Mahal. We’ll learn three of Taj’s country blues covers 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! 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 key of the recording.

Corrina, Corrina
(Hint: I-IV-I-IV-I-V-IV-I)

My Creole Belle
(Hint: I-IV-I-V7-I)

Fishin’ Blues
(Hint: Verse I-IV-I-II7-V7-I etc. Bonus Chord II7 )

2 Responses

  1. Steve PP says:

    The start to Creole Belle is just beautiful!Do you know the tab for that picking riff?

  2. stephen says:

    Seriously excellent videos cheers!

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