The Beatles learned their chops by playing the popular American music of the day. One of their favorites was rockabilly legend Carl Perkins. In fact, The Beatles recorded a total of six Perkins songs. This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn three of those rockabilly classics as covered by The Beatles. 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 (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.
Glad All Over
(Hint: In walks to IV)
Sure To Fall
(Hint: Bonus Chord II7/B7 in Bridge)
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