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Great VT Uke Gathering
Bristol, Vermont September 7
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Brattleboro, Vermont September 9
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Portland, Maine September 13
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Brooksville, Maine September 15
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ABQ, New Mexico Sept. 27-29
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The Emotional Value of Chords

Learning Songs The Fun Way: By Ear

Uke Jam By Ear

Play Ukulele By Ear #1
Hearing the I-IV-V

Play Ukulele By Ear #2
Chords & Circle of 5ths

Play Ukulele By Ear #3
Soloing

Picking Ukulele By Ear

Strumming Ukulele By Ear

3 Chord Magic

Magical Mystery Chords

Fab Four ’63-’64

Hank & Buck By Ear

Buddy Holly By Ear

The Crickets & The Beatles

The Jersey Boys By Ear

Neil Diamond Hits ’66-’71 By Ear

Carl Perkins Rockabilly By Ear

 

The Beatles In Three Chords: Act Naturally

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by dville
Act Naturally was a #1 country hit for Buck Owens in 1963.  The Beatles covered the song in 1965.  It was the B-side to Yesterday.
It’s basically a three-chord song with one bonus chord, the II7 (two-seven).  Songs with a basic three-chord structure and one cameo chord are a great way to train your ears to hear chords other than the I-IV-V7.
The video is in the key of G.  Let your ears figure out where the band is going to the IV (C) and the V (D) and when the II7 (A7) comes around at and I can play the part…your ears will scream with delight with a bonus chord being introduced into the progression.  Another I-IV-V7 song where the II7 makes the same sort of cameo appearance is Hank Williams’ Hey, Good Lookin’.  Have fun!

 
 
 
This song is posted for educational purposes only.

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