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Today's Chord Each day of 2018 there’s a new chord you can learn and add to your chord vocabulary. If there is one thing you'll do more that anything else - it's play chords. Here's the chord for: Jan 17, 2018.

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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.

Today's Chord

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Which Way Is Up? - Up, Down, Ascending, Descending, etc...

What is up, down, higher, lower, top, bottom, ascending, descending?

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

Up, Down, Ascending, Descending, Higher, Lower, Top, Bottom!!!

What is up, down, higher, lower, top, bottom, ascending, descending?

Up, down, higher, lower, top, bottom, ascending, descending refers to musical pitch and not to direction as we know it. Up and higher refers to the raising of musical pitch. Down and lower refer to the lowering of musical pitch. Top refers to the upper note of a chord voicing or musical phrase and bottom refers to the lowest note.

This also is how music is written in standard music notation and TAB.

On a piano it's easy to see which way is which. To the right is up and higher and to the left is down and lower. The ukulele doesn't have the same benefit of direction and being color coded.

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