QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Dorian Scale

The Dorian or Minor scale is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

Published: 24 Nov 2009 Updated: 18 Mar 2024Visits: 179Code: QS1UKES-DORIAN

INSTRUMENTS: Scales Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Beginner • Intermediate • Scales • Quickstart • Improvisation • Advanced • Fingering • Modes • Minor • Latin

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Dorian Scale

The Dorian or Minor scale is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

Product Code: QS1UKES-DORIAN
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Nov 24, 2009
Updated: Mar 18, 2024
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-028-7
Size*: Book ANSI A (8.5 x 11 in), PDF A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Pages: 4
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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).

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.

One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Dorian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C Tuning with Low or High G – (GCEA or gCEA).

Book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the Dorian scales in the book.

Table of Contents

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Dorian Scale

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Getting Beyond Shapes
    • Common Fingering Systems
    • Basic Requirements for a FIngering System
    • The Solution to Set FIngering Systems
    • Using Fingering Motion Principles
  • Fingering Principles
    • Finger 1, String Four
    • Finger 2, String Four
    • Finger 3, String Four
    • Finger 4, String Four
    • Finger 1, String Three
    • Finger 2, String Three
    • Finger 3, String Three
    • Finger 4, String Three
    • One Octave Summaries
    • Blues Chord Scale Chart
    • Additional Fingerings
  • Example Chord Progressions / Play-along Tracks
    • Progression 1, Latin Rock
    • Progression 2, Reggae Shuffle
    • Progression 3, Double Time
    • Progression 4, Slow Shuffle
  • Practice Tips
  • Final Thoughts

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