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: 01 Apr 2024Visits: 454Code: QS1UKES

INSTRUMENTS: Scales Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Scales • Quickstart • Improvisation • Fingering • Improv

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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: Apr 1, 2024
ISBN-13: 978-0-97140-6-5
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Pages: 96
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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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