Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

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Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part "jazz" chords.

This books focuses on the 4-part core "jazz" chords. These jazz'€ chords are advanced chords that find their way into a wide range of music.

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Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Product Code: AGCUKE1STD
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: 2007-01-02
ISBN-10: 1-60321-007-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-007-2
Access Level: 3
CSP: 336079/5B4DDDAE
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 52
eCommerce: 336079/5B4DDDAE

Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part "jazz" chords.

This book's focuses on the 4-part core "jazz" chords. These jazz chords are advanced chords that find their way into a wide range of music.

Exploring Jazz Chords takes the core chords from A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele and shows their use over a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

Building a Solid Chord Foundation using Seventh, Major Seventh, Major 6, Minor Seventh, Minor Sixth, Diminished Seventh, Minor Seventh Flat Five and Augmented Seventh chords.

Tunings: C and G. Low or high string four variations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Core Chords
    • Building a Solid “Jazz” Chord Foundation
    • Fingerboard Chart
    • Seventh
    • Major Seventh
    • Minor Seventh
    • Root on String One Transposition Chart
    • Root on String Two Transposition Chart
    • Root on String Three Transposition Chart
    • Root on String Four Transposition Chart
    • m7b5, dim7 and aug7
    • Chord Notation and Symbols
  • Sample Chord Progressions with Example Voicings
    • Blues Progression 1
    • Blues Progression 2
    • Blues Progression 3
    • Blues Progression 4
    • All of Me
    • All of Me - Variation
    • Autumn Leaves
    • All the Things You Are
    • Days of Wine and Roses
    • There Will Never Be Another You
    • Back Home In Indiana
    • Someday My Prince Will Come
    • Have You Met Miss Jones
    • Summer Samba
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • Sweet Georgia Brown - Variation
    • Yesterday
    • It’s Only A Paper Moon

Errata

Errata: Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

  • 1/52/2007 - (20070102.1.3), (pg 14) m7 chord fourth voicing over should have all the notes in the same fret.
  • 1/2/2007 - (20070102.1.2), Book released
  • 11/30/2006 - Errata File Created

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From the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress and originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)".

All of Me

A jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931.

All The Things You Are

Written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939).

Autumn Leaves

Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves").

Bingo

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Black Orpheus

A Boss Nova standard from the 1959 film, Orfeu Negro made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn.

Blue Bossa

Blue Bossa is one of the easier songs that beginning jazz players tackle.

Blue Skies

Written by Irving Berlin in 1926 as a last minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical, Betsy.

Bluesette

A Jazz Waltz in the standard jazz repertoire.

Call Me

A Tony Hatch composition first recorded by Petula Clark.

Cute

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Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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A popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954.

Giant Steps

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Girl From Ipanema

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I'll Remember April

Published in 1942 and written by Gene de Paul with the lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye

Joy Spring

A bebop standard by Clifford Brown.

Midnight Cafe

An original song by Curt Sheller from his 2002 Midnight at the Jazz Cafe CD.

Misty

A jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.

My Favorite Things

From the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.

Satin Doll

A 1953 song by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

Shiny Stockings

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Solar

The first two measures of this song adorn Miles Davis' tombstone in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Someday My Prince Will Come

From Walt Disney's 1937 animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Spain

A modern jazz standard by Chick Corea.

St. Thomas

The most recognizable instrumental in the repertoire of American jazz tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Summer Samba

Also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, "Samba de Verão".

Sunny

BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".

Sway

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Take Five

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Take the A Train

Arguably the most famous of the many compositions to emerge from the collaboration of Ellington and Strayhorn.

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Wave

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