QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Pentatonic Scale

The Pentatonic or Major Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

Published: 24 Nov 2009 Updated: 15 Mar 2024Visits: 298Code: QS1UKES-PENTATONIC

INSTRUMENTS: Scales Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Scales • Blues • Ukulele • Pentatonic

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Pentatonic Scale

The Pentatonic or Major Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

Product Code: QS1UKES-PENTATONIC
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Nov 24, 2009
Updated: Mar 15, 2024
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-027-0
Size*: Book ANSI A (8.5 x 11 in), PDF A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Pages: 38
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The Pentatonic or Major 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 Pentatonic 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).

This book includes 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

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

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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.*

Table of Contents

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Pentatonic 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 - Country Shuffle
    • Progression 2 - Easy Rock
    • Progression 3 - Country Rock
    • Progression 4 - Double TIme Ballad
  • Practice Tips
  • Final Thoughts

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