A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

A highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords.

Published: 15 Mar 2003 Updated: 13 Feb 2020Visits: 944Code: AGCUKE1

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

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A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

A highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords.

Product Code: AGCUKE1
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Mar 15, 2003
Updated: Feb 13, 2020
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-8-9
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Pages: 70
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Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords, most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called "jazz" chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music. A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele - presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.

A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele - presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.

If your goal is to expand your chord vocabulary, A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele is your answer.

Chords can be categorized into four chord types; Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented. Four-part chords can be voiced across the four strings of the Ukulele.

Chord notation is an inexact science. Some of the more common chord notations are shown throughout the book.

All chords presented can be played on a standard C, C or B tuned four string Ukulele.

Table of Contents

A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Four Part Major Chord Types
    • Seventh Chords
    • String Family 1 2 3 4 *
    • Major Chord Types *
    • Upper Partial Ninths *
    • Upper Partial Elevenths
    • Upper Partial Thirteenths
  • Four Part Minor Chord Types
    • Minor Seventh Chords
    • String Family 1 2 3 4
    • Minor Chord Types
    • Upper Partial Ninths
    • Upper Partial Elevenths
    • Upper Partial Thirteenths
  • Four Part Diminished Chord Types
    • Half-Diminished Seventh Chords
    • String Family 1 2 3 4
    • Diminished Chord Types
    • Upper Partial Ninths
    • Upper Partial Elevenths
    • Upper Partial Thirteenths
  • Four Part Augmented Chord Types
    • Augmented Seventh Chords
    • String Family 1 2 3 4
    • Augmented Chord Types
    • Upper Partial Ninths
    • Upper Partial Elevenths
    • Upper Partial Thirteenths
  • Altered Chords
    • Lowered Fifth
    • Raised Fifth
    • Lowered Ninth
    • Raised Ninth
    • Raised Eleventh
    • Lowered Thirteenth
  • 4-Part Triads
    • Major Triad
    • Minor Triad
    • Diminished Triad
    • Augmented Triad
  • sus, add & Slash Chords
    • Suspended Chords
    • Add Chords
    • Slash Chords
  • Sample Chord Progressions with Example Voicings
    • C Major Blues
    • I VI II V
    • Rhythm Changes
    • Standard #1
    • Standard #2
    • Standard #3
    • Standard #4
  • Fingerboard Note Charts
    • "C" Tuning - Sharp Notes
    • "C" Tuning - Flat Notes
    • "D" Tuning - Sharp Notes
    • "D" Tuning - Flat Notes
    • "G" Tuning - Sharp Notes
    • "G" Tuning - Flat Notes
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    Errata

    A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

    • 5/27/2008 - Optional instruction for 11th and 13th chords added to chord instruction that where missing this information. Basically a ninth can be added to 11th and thirteenth chords by raising the root two frets.
    • 7/14/2006 - Added record examples of the sample progression from the book.
    • 7/14/2006 - (20070714.1.10) Example progressions: Rhythm Changes (pg 50-51) and Satin Doll for "G" Tuning (pg 54-55) corrected.

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    Upper Partial Chord Tones

    Updated: 03 Feb 2017

    Upper Partials or extensions for chords are the 9th, 11th, and 13ths of a chord. The 9, 11 and 13 can be altered chord tones depending on the type: e.g: b9, #9, #11, b13. These numbers, the 9, 11 and 13 refer to the scale tone/chord tone relative to the major scale used for building all chords.

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    Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

    Updated: 08 Jun 2023

    Understanding the similarities between chord progressions and songs can greatly enhance your ability to remember and play a wide variety of songs. It's fascinating how much common ground exists among different musical compositions.

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    Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

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    Ukulele – Reading Music Series – Primer

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    Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

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    Reference Charts

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

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    Key Signatures — Circle of Fourths and Fifths – ANSI A & A4 sizes

    A handy reference chart of all 15 major and relative minor key signatures. US Letter 8.5 x 11 sized (ANSI-A) , A4

    Checkout the Books for additional Handy, Dandy Reference Charts.

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    Key Signatures - Cycle of Fourths and Fifths

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