A Guide to Blues Chord Progessions for Ukulele A to Z - C Tuning

26 Blues Progression in C Tuning - Revised 2nd Edition

Published: 30 Jan 2014 Updated: 08 Feb 2024Visits: 40Code: AGCPB1UKE-C

INSTRUMENTS: Chords Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele ANY
Subjects: Chords • Blues • Progressions

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A Guide to Blues Chord Progessions for Ukulele A to Z - C Tuning

26 Blues Progression in C Tuning - Revised 2nd Edition

Product Code: AGCPB1UKE-C
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Jan 30, 2014
Updated: Feb 8, 2024
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-193-2
Size*: Book: ANSI A (8.5 x 11 in), PDF A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Pages: 78
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The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today.

NEW 2nd Edition, G Tuning

New & Updated 2nd Edition for G Tuning – High or Low D. • A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele A to Z – G Tuning, 2nd Edition • Minor tweaks and new format for the Example chord progressions.

Studying the blues chord progressions presented in this book will open a wealth of creative possibilities for exploring chord progressions in all styles of music, not just blues.

This volume covers the keys of C Major and C Minor . Each example includes detailed accompanying text explaining the principles behind each progression and its chord substitutions.

A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele A to Z starts with a basic three chord, 12 bar blues and progresses through 26 blues progression in C tuning up to a sophisticated jazz blues with multiple chord substitutions.

All examples are shown in C tuning. Suitable for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone ukuleles in — C Tuning. Get through this book and you'll have a solid jazz chord foundation to build on.

C Tuning Low or high string four variations.

Table of Contents

A Guide to Blues Chord Progessions for Ukulele A to Z - C Tuning

  • Contents
  • Introduction 5
  • Chord Substitution Principles
    • Passive Chords
    • Active Chords
    • Direct Substitution
    • Replacement
    • Expansion
    • Superimposable
    • Non-superimposable
    • Note Substitution
    • The Minor Third Substitution Principle
      • bVII7
      • bII7
      • III7
  • Blues Progressions
    • Basic “Major” I IV V Progression - Example A
    • Basic “Major” I IV V Progression - Example B
    • Major “Quick Four” Progression - Example D
    • Minor “Quick Four” Progression - Example E
    • Linking Substitution - Example G
    • Linking Substitution - Example H
    • Linking Substitution - Example I
    • Diminished Seventh Passing Chord - Example J
    • Measure Seven and Eight Linking - Example K
    • Diatonic Linking Substitution - Example L
    • Chromatic Linking Substitution - Example M
    • Mixed Chromatic and Diatonic Substitution - Example N
    • “Backdoor” Substitution - Example O
    • Confirmation Changes - Example P
    • Lewis Changes - Example Q
    • Coltrane Blues - Example R
    • The Tri-Tone Substitution - Example S
    • The Tri-Tone Substitution - Example T
    • The Tri-tone II V Substitution - Example U
    • The Tri-tone II V Substitution - Example V
    • The Tri-tone II V Substitution - Example W
    • The Tri-tone II V Substitution - Example X
    • The Tri-tone II V Substitution - Example Y
    • The Tri-tone II V Substitution - Example Z
  • Rhythm Changes
    • Rhythm Changes - Basic
    • Rhythm Changes - Jazz Variation
  • How to Practice Chord Progressions
  • Conclusion

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