QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Diminished Scale

The Diminished scale is a traditional scale used in a wide variety of music.

Published: 24 Nov 2009 Updated: 07 Aug 2019Visits: 177Code: QS1UKES-DIMINISHED

INSTRUMENTS: Scales Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Intermediate • Scales • Quickstart • Improvisation • Advanced • Fingering • Jazz • Diminished • Traditional

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Diminished Scale

The Diminished scale is a traditional scale used in a wide variety of music.

Product Code: QS1UKES-DIMINISHED
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Nov 24, 2009
Updated: Aug 7, 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-030-0
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Pages: 38
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The Diminished scale is a traditional scale used in a wide variety of music. This traditional scale is covered in all keys with one octave scale fingerings starting on any finger.

Table of Contents

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Diminished Scale

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Fingering Principles
  • Scales-Chords-Progressions
    • Diminished Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
  • Additional Info
  • Practice Tips
  • Final Thoughts

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