LearningUkulele.com • Lessons, Songs, Books, Links and Ukulele Resources

Learning `Ukulele with Curt

The home for Learning Ukulele and All Things Ukulele with Curt Sheller
Ukulele Player, Musicians, Author, Publisher, Educator, Graphic Artist,...

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele Published: 2004-07-12 Updated: 2006-11-24

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: 2004-07-12
ISBN-10: 1-60321-010-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-010-2
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 68
Product Code: PMG1UKE

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player. This material can be used to develop the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

Material includes: Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences, the source material for improvisation.

Table of Contents

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

Table of Contents: Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

  • Introduction 4
  • Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences
  • Scales & Modes 7
  • Scale & Mode History 8
  • Modal Scales
    • Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian,Mixolydian 10
    • Lydian, Aeolian, Locrian 11
  • Traditional Scales
    • Harmonic Minor, Tonic (Melodic or Jazz) Minor 12
    • Diminished, Whole Tone 12
  • Contemporary Scales
    • Blues, Pentatonic 13
    • Altered Scales
    • Mixolydian +4, Mixolydian -2 -6 14
  • Additional Mixolydian Alterted Scales 14
  • Altered Scale Choices
    • Locrian, Tonic Minor, Major, Diminished 15
  • Summary 17
  • Additional Scales
    • Bebop Scales 18
  • Applying Scales
  • Improvisation 21
  • Tonal Centers 22
  • Target Practice 23
  • Practicing 24
  • Scale Diary 26
  • Melodic Analysis 27
  • Intervals 31
    • What is an Interval? 32
    • Simple Intervals 32
    • Compound Intervals 32
    • Chromatic Intervals 33
    • Inversions 33
    • Famous Melodic Intervals
    • Ascending 33
    • Descending 34
    • Notation Intervals 33
    • Ascending 33
    • Intervalic & Functional Notation 33
    • Interval Qualities and Resolution Tendencies
    • Diatonic & chromatic 37
    • Interval Examples
      • Seconds 39
      • Thirds 40
      • Fourths 41
      • Fifths 42
      • Sixths 43
      • Sevenths 44
      • Octaves 45
      • Ninths 46
      • Tenths 46
      • Elevenths, Twelths, Thirteenths 47
  • Sequences 49
    • Intervalic
    • Seconds, Thirds, Fourths, Fifths 51
    • Sixths, Sevenths, Octaves, Ninths 52
    • A One Octave Thirds Example 53
    • A Two Octave Thirds Example 54
  • Arpeggio Sequence Examples (triads) 55
  • Sequence Examples by Starting Interval
    • Seconds 56
    • Thirds 57
    • Fourths 58
    • Fifths 59
    • Sixths 60
    • Sevenths 61
    • Octaves 62
  • Practice 63
    • Cycles and Sequences 64
    • Key Signatures 65
  • Charts
    • Chord Building Chart 68
    • Major & relative Minor Keys Full Diatonic Tonality Chart 70
  • 6 String Guitar Fingerboard Charts 72

Errata

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

Errata: Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

  • 3/10/2004 - (03102004.1330) changes to sample intervals page and fixing various typos
  • 12/16/2003 - Errata File Created

The latest download always has the errata changes incorporated and contain the most up-to-date version of the file.

Book Samples

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

Book Samples: Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

Sample pages may appear faded, cropped, or partially obscured. Downloaded copies do not include these imperfections and are the most up-to-date versions, including all edits, additions and revisions in a printer friendly format.

Guests and Bronze level Site members are limited to viewing the first 10 thumbnails out of the total 68 pages of Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele. Become a Silver or Gold site member or private student to view ALL pages of the book in a larger format.

thumbnail1 thumbnail2 thumbnail3 thumbnail4 thumbnail5 thumbnail6 thumbnail7 thumbnail8 thumbnail9 thumbnail10

Related Book Videos

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No videos for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele at this time. Filming a lot of videos for various lessons, songs and books.

Related Lessons

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No additional downloads for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele at this time.

Related Lesson Series

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No related lesson series for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele at this time.

Additional Book Files, Resources and Assets

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No additional assets for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele at this time.

Related Books

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No related books for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele at this time.

Related Songs

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No related songs for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele at this time.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland

Thanks for visiting and checking out the site!

Thanks, for visiting!!! Content is added and updated almost daily - so check back often.

LearningUkulele.com has one of the largest collections of lessons, songs, and TABS, luthiers, ukulele builders, festival informations, clubs, and ukulele links on the web. I’ve been on the ®Internet since the early 1990's. This site just never stops growing!!!