Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player.

Published: 12 Jul 2004 Updated: 28 Sep 2021Visits: 239Code: PMG1UKE

Topic: Practice Instruments: ukulele Subjects: Intermediate • Scales • Advanced • Jazz • Practice • Intervals

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Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

Product Code: PMG1UKE
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Jul 12, 2004
Updated: Sep 28, 2021

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-010-2
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 68
Price: Hard Copy: NA
Price: PDF: $3

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Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele Player is an organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player. This material can be used to develop the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

Material includes: Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences, the source material for improvisation.

Note: Each of the books is the same with different covers. The additional available on the book page is specific for that instrument.

Scales and Modes

Scales should be viewed as a collection or stream of notes and explored in as many keys as possible. This section covers essential scales needed by the contemporary ukulele player as well as some additional scales that are useful for more advanced improvisation.

What is the difference between a scale and mode?

First some history...

Pythagoras (569BC- 475BC) - discovered the numerical ratios which determine the intervals of the musical scale. Theses are the seven tones of the C Ionian or C Major scale. Pythagoras noticed that vibrating strings produce harmonious tones when the ratios of the lengths of the strings are whole numbers, and that these ratios could be extended to other instruments. In fact Pythagoras made remarkable contributions to the mathematical theory of music. He was a fine musician, playing the lyre, and he used music as a means to help those who were ill.

Table of Contents

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

  • Introduction
  • Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences
  • Scales & Modes
  • Scale & Mode History
  • Modal Scales
    • Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Mixolydian
    • Lydian, Aeolian, Locrian
  • Traditional Scales
    • Harmonic Minor, Tonic (Melodic or Jazz) Minor
    • Diminished, Whole Tone
  • Contemporary Scales
    • Blues, Pentatonic
    • Altered Scales
    • Mixolydian +4, Mixolydian -2 -6
  • Additional Mixolydian Altered Scales
  • Altered Scale Choices
    • Locrian, Tonic Minor, Major, Diminished
  • Summary
  • Additional Scales
    • Bebop Scales
  • Applying Scales
  • Improvisation
  • Tonal Centers
  • Target Practice
  • Practicing
  • Scale Diary
  • Melodic Analysis
  • Intervals
    • What is an Interval?
    • Simple Intervals
    • Compound Intervals
    • Chromatic Intervals
    • Inversions
    • Famous Melodic Intervals
    • Ascending
    • Descending
    • Notation Intervals
    • Ascending
    • Intervalic & Functional Notation
    • Interval Qualities and Resolution Tendencies
    • Diatonic & Chromatic
    • Interval Examples
      • Seconds
      • Thirds
      • Fourths
      • Fifths
      • Sixths
      • Sevenths
      • Octaves
      • Ninths
      • Tenths
      • Elevenths, Twelths, Thirteenths
  • Sequences
    • Intervalic
    • Seconds, Thirds, Fourths, Fifths
    • Sixths, Sevenths, Octaves, Ninths
    • A One Octave Thirds Example
    • A Two Octave Thirds Example
  • Arpeggio Sequence Examples (triads)
  • Sequence Examples by Starting Interval
    • Seconds
    • Thirds
    • Fourths
    • Fifths
    • Sixths
    • Sevenths
    • Octaves
  • Practice
    • Cycles and Sequences
    • Key Signatures
  • Charts
    • Chord Building Chart
    • Major & relative Minor Keys Full Diatonic Tonality Chart<
  • 6 String Guitar Fingerboard Charts
  • Introduction
  • Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences
  • Scales & Modes
  • Scale & Mode History
  • Modal Scales
    • Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Mixolydian
    • Lydian, Aeolian, Locrian
  • Traditional Scales
    • Harmonic Minor, Tonic (Melodic or Jazz) Minor
    • Diminished, Whole Tone
  • Contemporary Scales
    • Blues, Pentatonic
    • Altered Scales
    • Mixolydian +4, Mixolydian -2 -6
  • Additional Mixolydian Altered Scales
  • Altered Scale Choices
    • Locrian, Tonic Minor, Major, Diminished
  • Summary
  • Additional Scales
    • Bebop Scales
  • Applying Scales
  • Improvisation
  • Tonal Centers
  • Target Practice
  • Practicing
  • Scale Diary
  • Melodic Analysis
  • Intervals
    • What is an Interval?
    • Simple Intervals
    • Compound Intervals
    • Chromatic Intervals
    • Inversions
    • Famous Melodic Intervals
    • Ascending
    • Descending
    • Notation Intervals
    • Ascending
    • Intervalic & Functional Notation
    • Interval Qualities and Resolution Tendencies
    • Diatonic & Chromatic
    • Interval Examples
      • Seconds
      • Thirds
      • Fourths
      • Fifths
      • Sixths
      • Sevenths
      • Octaves
      • Ninths
      • Tenths
      • Elevenths, Twelths, Thirteenths
  • Sequences
    • Intervalic
    • Seconds, Thirds, Fourths, Fifths
    • Sixths, Sevenths, Octaves, Ninths
    • A One Octave Thirds Example
    • A Two Octave Thirds Example
  • Arpeggio Sequence Examples (triads)
  • Sequence Examples by Starting Interval
    • Seconds
    • Thirds
    • Fourths
    • Fifths
    • Sixths
    • Sevenths
    • Octaves
  • Practice
    • Cycles and Sequences
    • Key Signatures
  • Charts
    • Chord Building Chart
    • Major & relative Minor Keys Full Diatonic Tonality Chart<
  • 6 String Guitar Fingerboard Charts

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Errata

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

  • 3/10/2004 — (03102004.1330) changes to sample intervals page and fixing various typos
  • 12/16/2003Errata File Created

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Related Lessons

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What is the different between a Scale and a Mode?

Updated: 10 Jan 2022

The term scale and mode are used interchangeably, and in a strict theory sense, there is a big difference between a scale and a mode or modal scale. They are NOT the same, even if they are the same notes. A scale and mode can contain the same notes.

Related Book Files, Resources and Assets

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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G

Updated: 11 May 2019

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles.

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for D Tuning, Low or High A

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for D Tuning, Low or High DG. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele.

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High D

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High D. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a baritone or tenor ukulele.

Related Books

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QuickStart Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele, Triads C Tuning

Updated: 10 Jan 2020

QuickStart Scale Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads is a concise, well organized book ideal for any ukulele player beginning to explore the ukulele's full potential as a musical instrument. Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads keeps a sharp focus on essential arpeggios and their fingerings. All material is covered in every key.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Aeolian Scale

Updated: 30 Dec 2019

The Aeolian or Natural Minor is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Aeolian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Blues Scale

Updated: 01 Jul 2019

The Blues or Minor Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Blues scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included. Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Dorian Scale

Updated: 24 Nov 2009

The Dorian or  "Minor" scale is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included. Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Ionian Scale

Updated: 30 Jul 2019

The Ionian scale is a major scale more commonly known by its traditional name - Major and one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Mixolydian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included. Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA). This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Mixolydian Scale

Updated: 06 Aug 2019

The Mixolydian or Dominant is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Mixolydian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included. Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA). This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Pentatonic Scale

Updated: 01 Jul 2019

The Pentatonic or Major Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions covering strings four and three using any finger. Pentatonic (Major Pentatonic) scale chords are covered in all keys.

QuickStartScale Fingerings for Tenor and Baritone Ukulele, Volume I, G Tuning

Updated: 04 Jan 2020

This book is out of print and has been replaced by the individual scale books covering each scale with additional information.

Related Songs

Related Songs for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele.

Any Song Will Do

Updated: 07 Dec 2015

This is not really a song, but simply saying that for the purposes of a lot of the lessons and lesson series on this site ANY song will do for exploring the lesson's material and concepts presented in the lesson.

Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele.

QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingering Series

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingering Series are a concise, well-organized series of books and lessons ideal for any ukulele, guitar or fretted string player beginning to explore scales and arpeggios. Unlike so many other instruction books on the market, QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingering Series keeps a sharp focus on the six critical scales, their fingerings and their related chords. All material is covered in every key.

Six Essential Ukulele Scales

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

The "Six Essential Ukulele Scales" series is based on the fingering principles from my series of books in the "QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings" series.

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