QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning

A highly organized, efficient system of scale fingerings for "C" tuning.

Published: 23 Sep 2002 Updated: 16 May 2023Visits: 458Code: QS1UKES

INSTRUMENTS: Scales Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Beginner • Intermediate • Scales • Blues • Quickstart • Advanced • Modes • Fingerboard

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning

A highly organized, efficient system of scale fingerings for "C" tuning.

Product Code: QS1UKES
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Sep 23, 2002
Updated: May 16, 2023
ISBN-13: 978-0-97140-6-5
Size*: ANSI A
Pages: 108
Hard Copy Price: $19.95
PDF Price: $9

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Learn to create exciting solos in a variety of contemporary styles! Scales are used to improvise, create melodies and riffs. With broad knowledge of the essential scales that are used in contemporary music and a mastery of the ukulele's fingerboard and fingering principles, you're well on your way.

QUICKSTART - Scale Fingerings for Ukulele is a concise, well organized book ideal for any ukulele player beginning to explore improvisation. Scale Fingerings for Ukulele keeps a sharp focus on six critical scales, their fingerings and their related chords. All material is covered in every key.

Whether your interest is in Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country or somewhere in between Scale Fingerings for Ukulele is a valuable addition to your musical library.

Six essential scales for C tuned ukuleles. Blues, Pentatonic, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Ionian scales are covered in all keys with one octave scale fingerings starting on any finger.

Master these fingerings and unlock your potential as a ukulele player!

The QuickStart series of scale fingering books are available in a variety of tunings for ukulele, guitar and bass guitar.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

QUICKSTART — Scale Fingerings for Ukulele

Learn to create exciting solos in a variety of contemporary styles!

Scales are used to improvise, create melodies and riffs. With a broad knowledge of the essential scales that are used in contemporary music and a mastery of the ukulele's fingerboard and fingering principles you're well on your way.

Available for Standard Soprano, Concert and Tenor ukuleles tuned to (G C E A) - Key of C tuning and Tenor and Baritone ukuleles tuned to (D G B E) - Key of G tuning.

Whether your interest is in Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country or somewhere in between Scale Fingerings for Ukulele is a valuable addition to your musical library.

Introduction

QUICKSTART - Scale Fingerings for Ukulele is a highly organized, efficient system of scale fingerings. Each fingering pattern is shown with a fingerboard shape, TAB and standard music notation. Related chords are also explained for each scale.

Master these fingerings and unlock your potential as a ukulele player.

Individual Scale Books Available

Don't need all six essential scales in one book - then try the individual scale books for:

Table of Contents

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning

Six essential scales for advanced ukulele players...

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Getting Beyond Shapes
  • Scales-Chords-Progressions
    • Blues Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Pentatonic Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Dorian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Mixolydian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Aeolian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Ionian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
  • Additional Info
  • Practice Tips
  • Final Thoughts

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Errata

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning

  • 2023-05-15 – NEW expanded 2nd Edition, with fixes to a few of the TAB and fingerings.

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Related Lessons

Related Lessons for QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning.

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Navigating the C Major Scale

Updated: 23 Nov 2022

The C Major Scale is typically the first Full Diatonic major scale that most players learn. It’s the first scale to learn when stating to explore music theory - the principles of music.

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Navigating the C Major Scale - Low G

Updated: 19 Sep 2018

The first lesson on Navigating the C Major Scale did not include string four when using C Tuning - High G. I mentioned that mastering the positions and scale using strings three, two and one would set you up for expanding any position to the lower string four.

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QuickStart - Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar - Vol I Book and CD

Updated: 10 Dec 2019

24 play-along tracks for QUICKSTART Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar. Four tracks each for the six essential scales for exploring improvisation in a variety of contemporary styles.

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, D Tuning

Updated: 01 Jun 2006

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

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

Updated: 13 Apr 2023

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

A Selection of Books & Reference Charts that are recommended for creating a solid foundation with your chosen instrument and music in general.

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard – C Tuning

Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard.

Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering

Learn the six fingering principles to navigating the ukulele fingerboard. Fingering is one of the most universal topics.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition.

Ukulele – Reading Music Series – Primer

Learn to read single note melodies in the first/open position is a lot easier than you might think.

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player for developing the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

Checkout the Books for ALL available books.

Reference Charts

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

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

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High A – D G B E

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High A – D G B E

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.

Related Songs

Related Songs for QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning.

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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.

Comments

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