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The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Size: 8.5 x 11
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 volume I of The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords. 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.
Voice leading* is a technique used to smoothly connect chords. It is based on a small number of variables:
- Common Tone Location
- Non Common Tone Location
Common Tone Location
Keep all common chord tones located on the same string and fret.
Non Common Tone Location
Move all non common tones to the closest possible position on the same string in the next chord.
Tunings: C Tuning with a low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).
Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I
- 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
- Full Diatonic Progressions
- Partial Diatonic Progressions
- Chromatic Progressions
- 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
- Beyond Strict Voice Leading
- Harmonic Rhythm
Errata: The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I
- 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.
- 12/16/2003 - Errata File Created
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Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs
Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.
This series of lessons explores common chord progressions.
Remembering songs is lot like remembering the directions for a road trip. There are the turn-by-turn directions, road maps, signs and landmarks. Turn here, turn there, remember this and remember that landmark. With a songs it's the chords, the harmonic cells and form of the song.
With a few music tools and an understanding of the principles of how chords and chords progressions work. You can start unraveling what's going on in a song. There's a lot more in common between songs than you might think. Each song has it's own direction, signs and landmarks.
Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection
Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.
This series of lessons are extracted from my book for use with individual private and on-line students-members.
Jazz Standard Chord Progressions
These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele for use with on-line and private students.
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Volume I of The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar features the principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These principles are explained using chords from volume I of The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords. Chapters with common major and minor full diatonic, partial diatonic and chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading.
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Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947 and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. Autumn Leaves became a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages and both as an instrumental and with a singer.
Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film was an international co-production between production companies in Brazil, France and Italy.
Blue Bossa is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham (August 30, 1924 - December 5, 1972). It was introduced on Joe Henderson's 1963 album Page One. A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorham's visit to the Rio de Janeiro Jazz Festival in 1961. The tune has since been recorded numerous times by different artists, making it a jazz standard.
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