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Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Size: 8.5 x 11
Price, Hard Copy: $17.95
Price, PDF: $9
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.
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.
In my book A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele I presented 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. This book, Exploring “Jazz” Chords takes the core chords from that book A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele and shows examples using those chords over common chord progressions.
If your goal is to expand your chord vocabulary, A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele is your answer. This book, Exploring “Jazz” Chords takes the core chords from that book A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele and shows examples using those chords over common chord progressions.
Chords can be categorized into four chord types; major, minor, diminished and augmented. Four-part chords based on the major, minor, diminished and augmented chord types 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” tuned four string ukulele, either a high “G” or low “G” string four.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
- Core Chords
- Building a Solid “Jazz” Chord Foundation
- Fingerboard Chart
- 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
- It’s Only A Paper Moon
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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Core Ukulele Chords - The Big Six
Core Chords for Ukulele, The Big Six - From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary. Beyond basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and a core set of 4-part chords. There are just too many chords shapes too memorize. Learning the principles of how chords are constructed and the ukulele fingerboard are the way to go. Then you can create more advanced chords like 9#11, 7#5-9, 13b5, 7+9 on the fly as needed.
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