#1
i just realized that i promised the student i'm teaching that i'd have a song this tuesday for him to learn with the chords he's been working on. and i also just realized that i can't find any with just those three chords. so can anyone help me out? easiest song you can think of, and no rock-ish songs where you're supposed to use powerchords.
#3
Um, have him do like... err, I Used To Love Her by Guns N' Roses. And just transpose it, since it's originally in D.

Then the chord progression will be:

C G F G x2
F G x3 end with a C

And repeat. Only one I can think of atm. Or maybe Dead Flowers by the Stones?
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#5
Johnny Cash - i hung my head
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#6
if he knows a D aswell you could do You've got to hide your love away by the beatles.
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#7
There are like a million songs that go by the chord progression Am C G F...
To name a few...
Fall to pieces by Avril Lavinge
Stare at the Sun by Thrice...
#9
well if you can teach him a minor

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There are like a million songs that go by the chord progression Am C G F...
To name a few...
Fall to pieces by Avril Lavinge
Stare at the Sun by Thrice...


Let it be
No Woman No Cry
So Lonely

all C G Am F
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#12
Same Jeans - The View

Pretty sure that only uses those three chords
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#13
Fortunate Son, CCR

At some points, it has D too, but it's mostly GFC.
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#15
These are the only three he knows? E, A, and D (minor or major), for instance, are considerably easier than G, C and F in my opinion - so he's not already learned them, no?
#16
Why don't you make something up for him?
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#18
The Young Crazed Peeling by The Distiller is only those 3 chords.
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it has some powerchords but F G and C are open. and it has an A minor which should be easy enough for him/her.

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I know it's off topic, but could you explain the roman numerals to me? I know they have to do with triads, but I"m not sure how.
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#26
So he can play an F but not an A or an E or a D or anything?

Wait... if he can play the F barré chord... then there's more chords he could use than C F and G just by sliding up...
#27
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So he can play an F but not an A or an E or a D or anything?


Maybe he plays his Fs the easy way. Or, he needs to work on them, so he's trying to find a song with them.
#28
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I know it's off topic, but could you explain the roman numerals to me? I know they have to do with triads, but I"m not sure how.


The roman numerals are based off the notes in a scale. For example, in C Major we have

C   D   E   F   G   A   B 
I   II  III  IV  V   VI  VII
1   2   3   4   5    6   7
 
Another example, in G major is:

G   A   B   C   D   E   F#
I  II  III  IV  V   VI  VII



So when someone talks about a standard twelve bar blues using I IV V in the key Of C, C would be the I, F would be the IV, and G would be V. So basically, the roman numerals represent the notes in the scale. I hope that helps, at least I think that is what your asking.

Anyways, I definitely think a twelve bar blues in the key of C would be great. There are tons in that key, a nice simple one would be Hound Dog.
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#29
sirbiznatch007, thanks that's what I was asking.
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#30
so far he's only had like 3 lessons, and he doesn't know anything at all, really. i'm starting him on G C and F because they all have the same finger position for the ring and middle finger, so he can switch them easier than other chords. i made something up, but i don't particularly like it.

edit: i'm gonna go with twist and shout.
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