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Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele - C Pentatonic
Essential C Pentatonic or Major Pentatonic scale patterns for ukulele.
Learning scales typically starts with learning a position or pattern by shape. For a lot of players that's where it stops. With the many possible shapes between chords and scales to learn - there has to be a better way - There is!!!
The Pentatonic scale can be derived from the Major or Mixolydian scale by not playing the 4th or 7th scale degrees.
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Key Signatures - C Major and A Minor • Updated: Sep 21, 2011
Learn the recognize the key signature for C Major and A Minor. Learn their corresponding Major and Natural Minor scales with basic ukulele chords for each scale. Sometimes called the learning key, the key of C Major is one of the easiest keys to memorize and begin using.
Essential C Major Scale Patterns for `Ukulele • Updated: Feb 24, 2014
Essential C Major scale patterns for ukulele.
Learning scales typically starts with learning a position or pattern by shape. For a lot of players that‘s where it stops. With the many possible shapes between chords and scales to learn - there has to be a better way - There is!!!
Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele - Pentatonic Scale Five Position Summaries • Updated: Mar 18, 2014
The five pentatonic scale positions - a summary.
This is the first steps for most players in learning the pentatonic scales in various positions on the neck.
The next step is to connect these five positions with various pathways. This is best accomplished using the principles from the book, Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering.
Six Essential Scales - Pentatonic/Major Pentatonic QuickStart Scale Shapes • Updated: Feb 7, 2013
QuickStart scale shapes summary for Pentatonic/Major Pentatonic, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.
The scale formula for this scale, based on the major scale is: 1 2 3 5 6 8`.
QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning
Updated: Jun 24, 2006
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.
QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Ionian Scale
Updated: Jul 30, 2019
The Ionian scale is a major scale more commonly known by its traditional name - Major and one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Mixolydian 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.
Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Learn the six fingering principles to navigating the ukulele fingerboard. Fingering is one of the most universal topics. Whether your style is Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz or Classical, these principles will improve your technique, your solos, even your sight reading. Think of fingering as a series of pathways. When you learn to connect these pathways, there are benefits not only to technique but also to creativity.
QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Mixolydian Scale
Updated: Aug 6, 2019
The Mixolydian or Dominant 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 Mixolydian 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.
QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Pentatonic Scale
Updated: Jul 1, 2019
The Pentatonic or Major Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. One octave scale fingering solutions covering strings four and three using any finger. Pentatonic (Major Pentatonic) scale chords are covered in all keys.
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