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Today's Chord

Learn a New Ukulele Chord Each Day of 2018!!!
Today's Chord a Day, January 17th - E

Each day of 2018 there’s a new chord you can learn and add to your chord vocabulary. First time here? Start with the January 1st chord.

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Harmonic Analysis - Chord Substitution Principles

A substitution is when a chord replaces or is used in addition to an existing chord.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

A substitution is when a chord replaces or is used in addition to an existing chord.

Chords can have a active or passive quality to them. Active chords tend to be restless and want to move on to other chords. Passive chords tend to offer a feeling of rest and resolution. This cycle of active and passive chords are what gives chord progressions their feeling of movement.

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