Today at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn three Rockin’ 12 Bar Blues tunes from three distinctly different artists. We’ll hear from the king of Rockabilly, Carl Perkins, UK rockers, The Clash and Japanese power trio The 188.8.131.52’s.
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)! 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.
Boppin’ The Blues-Carl Perkins
Brand New Cadillac-The Clash
Whoo Hoo -The 5-6-7-8s
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