|50's Shuffle Medley|
Various Artists from the 1950's
|All Shook Up|
Elvis Presley (Otis Blackwell, 1957)
Capo on 1 to play with recording.
|Are You Lonesome Tonight|
Elvis Presley (Roy Turk & Lou Handman, 1926)
This chart is in G for my voice though Elvis sang it in C. Try a capo on 5th fret to learn with the original recording.
Félix Leclerc (1957)
Enregistrement original 2 demi-tons plus bas.
|A White Sport Coat|
Marty Robbins (1957)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original. 2nd fret after key change.
|Blue Suede Shoes|
Elvis Presley (Carl Perkins, 1955)
Play with Elvis in this key. Nice rhythm challenge in this tune.
|Bye Bye Love|
The Everly Brothers (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, 1957)
Capo on 2 to play with original.
|Can't Help Falling In Love|
Twenty-One Pilots (2012) (Peretti, Creatore, Weiss, 1961)
Play along with Twenty One Pilots in this key.
Patti Page (Larry Coleman & Joe Darion, 1953)
Original in key of Eb. This chart is 4 semi-tones higher in G.
|Chuck Berry Medley|
Medley of many of his hits. Great way to practise the shuffle chords strumming.
Joan Baez (Albert Frank Bedoe, 1953)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with Joan Baez' version.
Bobby Darin (1959)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
Buddy Holly (with Norman Petty, 1957)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
|Farewell To Nova Scotia|
As collected by Helen Creighton (published 1950)
Play along with Gordon Lightfoot's version in this key.
|Fly Me to the Moon|
Frank Sinatra (Bart Howard, 1954)
Play along with Frank Sinatra in this key.
|Folsom Prison Blues|
Johnny Cash (with Gordon Jenkins, 1955)
Play along with original in this key.
Elizbeth Cotton (first recorded 1956)
Frank Sinatra (James Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn, 1959)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Elvis Presley (Leiber & Stoller, 1952)
Play along with Elvis in this key.
|I Still Miss Someone|
Johnny Cash & Roy Cash Jr. (1958)
Capo on 1st fret to play with Johnny Cash. Capo on 3rd fret to play with EmmyLou Harris. The order of sections is a bit different in each version. This one tracks with Johnny Cash'.
Elvis Presley (Lieber & Stoller, 1957)
For the F# to G strums, only play the high three strings. This allows you to simply move a G chord shape from the first fret to the second fret. Original key is Eb - but this one is set in G to be easier. Would need to place a capo on 8th fret to play with original with these chords. Obviously not ideal. See if you can just learn it by playing it on your own without the video.
Harry Belafonte (Irving Burgie, 1957)
Lovely, singable tune to introduce upbeat 'Calypso' Strum. Can also be done nicely in fingerpicking. Capo on 2nd fret to play with original in G.
|Log Drivers Waltz|
Wade Hemsworth (1955)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with NFB film.
|Long Black Veil|
Lefty Frizzel (Wilken/Dill, 1959)
This chart in key of C. Lefty plays it in key of E.
Chuck Berry (with Fratto, Freed, 1955)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original recording.
Edith Piaf (Monnot & Moustaki, 1959)
Une classique d'Édith Piaf.
|Poisoning Pigeons in the Park|
Tom Lehrer (1959)
Play along with original in this key. A comic song from the '50s.
|Que Sera Sera|
Doris Day (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans, 1956)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
|San Francisco Bay Blues|
Eric Clapton (Jesse Fuller, 1955)
Clapton plays it in this key (C). The Jesse Fuller version is in Bb.
|Singin' The Blues|
Gail Davies (Melvin Endsley, 1956)
Play along with Gail Davies in this key. 4th fret capo with original.
|Sous le ciel de Paris|
Édith Piaf (Giraud & Dréjac, 1951)
La version de Yves Montand est dans la même tonalité que cet version.
Michael Bublé (Luis Demetrio & Norman Gimbel, 1953)
Play with video in this key.
|That'll Be The Day|
Buddy Holly (Holly & Allison, 1956)
Classic 50's tune. Use capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
|Turn Turn Turn|
Byrds (Pete Seeger, late '50s)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with the Byrds.
|Walking After Midnight|
Patsy Cline (Alan Block and Donn Hecht, 1957)
Play along in this key.
Frank Sinatra (Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, 1957)
Play with original in this key.
|Your Cheatin' Heart|
Hank Williams (1952)
Good beginner tune.