The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I

Exploring voice leading and chord magnetism.

Published: 02 Jan 2004 Updated: 15 Apr 2024Visits: 581Code: AGCPUKE1

INSTRUMENTS: Chords Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Chords • Intermediate • Scales • Advanced • Jazz • Progressions

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The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I

Exploring voice leading and chord magnetism.

Product Code: AGCPUKE1
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Jan 2, 2004
Updated: Apr 15, 2024
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-9-6
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Pages: 69
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Before individual chords become the background of songs, they must be put into orders called chord progressions. The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele organizes progressions according to string family, position, voice leading and chord magnetism. The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele is an excellent preparation for the art of melody and chord on the ukulele and more advanced accompaniment.

Volume I features the principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These principles are explained using chords from The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords &nmdash; Vol 1. Chapters with common major and minor Full Diatonic, Partial Diatonic, and Chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading principles presented in the book.

Table of Contents

The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Voice Leading Technique
    • Common Tone Location
    • Non Common Tone Location
  • Voice Leading Examples - Connecting Chords
    • Two Chord Example
    • Three Chord Example
  • How To Practice Chord Progressions
    • Written and Transposed Keys
    • Transposition Charts
  • Progressions
    • Full Diatonic Progressions
      • Major
      • Minor
    • Partial Diatonic Progressions
      • Major
      • Minor
    • Chromatic Progressions
      • Major
      • Minor
    • Common Major Progressions
    • Common Minor Progressions
    • Progressions using Upper Partial Chords
    • Progressions using Altered Chords
    • Mixed Upper Partial and Altered Chords
    • Add and Sus Chords
    • Slash Chords
  • Advanced Techniques
    • Beyond Strict Voice Leading
    • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Major & Minor Scale Harmmonized Chord Charts
    • Major Keys
    • Minor Keys

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Errata

The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I

  • 2024-04-12 NEW UPDATED and Expand Edition.
  • 6/2/2006 – Updated ISBN number to new ISBN-13 number.
  • 12/10/2004 – Fingerboard charts had mixed sharps with flats on the Natural Notes and Flats Notes charts and needed to be all flats.
  • 11/20/2004 – Page 10 The G7 chord has the wrong graphic (chord grid). Move the note from string 4 to 2 and the note one string 2 to string 4.
  • 4/1/2004 – New color cover
  • 12/26/2003 – Added a voice leading sample for two of the common progressions.
  • 12/16/2003Errata Created

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Common Chord Progressions

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard – C Tuning

Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard.

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition.

Ukulele – Reading Music Series – Primer

Learn to read single note melodies in the first/open position is a lot easier than you might think.

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player for developing the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

Checkout the Books for ALL available books.

Reference Charts

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G - G C E A

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G – G C E A

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