LearningUkulele.com • Lessons, Songs, Books, Links and Ukulele Resources
How About More Uke?

Curt, your CD was fantastic. You are amongst the ukulele masters of our day. - John K.

Order CD - $15
Membership Plans
Membership Plans…

From FREE to very affordable member plans / subscriptions there is a plan to suit your goals.

Newletter
FREE Newsletter!

NO SPAM: We absolutely hate spam. We will not share and you can un-subscribe at any time. Easy!!!

Curt Sheller

LearningUkulele.com
is brought to you by
Curt Sheller

Curt Sheller Publications
www.CurtSheller.com

Funky Frets Uke Festival

October 5-7 2018
Boyertown, PA USA

Funky Frets Music Store

Boyertown, PA USA

Digital Ocean

Fast SSD cloud servers in 55 seconds. This with Laravel Forge is the best / pain free hosting solution I've had in years.

Skype SendOwl stripe SSL

Learning `Ukulele with Curt

The home for Learning Ukulele and All Things Ukulele with Curt Sheller
Ukulele Player, Musician, Author, Publisher, Educator, Graphic Artist, Programmer, Website Designers, Shipping Clerk, Janitor, Roadie, Chauffeur, Short-Order Cook, Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber, Sound Engineer, MC. Kumu a'o...

Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series MEMBER LESSON
Published: 2013-03-24 Updated: 2014-07-23 00:00:00 • 4598

ANYukuleleguitarmusicbanjodrumsharmonicamandolinpianolapsteeladvancedintermediateprogressionstheorychords

Tagging completed lessons for Silver and Gold members coming soon!

Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

Harmonic Analysis ( HA ) is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and has a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's root to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality. Once a chord's function is identified, scale selections along with chord and scale substitutions can be made. This process is called Root Movement Analysis ( RMA ).

This series of lessons are extracted from my book for use with individual private and on-line students. Each lesson directly corresponds the chapters in my book Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord substitution by Curt Sheller (me).

  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts
  • The Six Harmonic Principles
  • Full Diatonic
  • Partial Diatonic
  • Internal Modulation
  • Unresolved
  • Chromatic
  • Cycles
  • Scale Selection
  • Chord substitution
  • Common Progressions
  • Common Harmonic Sequences
  • Main and Minor Scale Harmonized Chord Charts
  • Mode Harmonized Chord Charts
  • Worksheets
  • Conclusion

Once you learn chords the real power and benefit comes from knowing how they relate to each other.

End of Lesson

Related Lesson Files, Resources and Assets

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

A Guide to Advanced Chords Series - Chord Building Chart

A handle dandy reference chart for building fifteen (15) basic triads and 4-part chords.

Members Only
Log-in to access.

Harmonic Analysis Major and Minor Chord Charts

All 15 full diatonic major and minor key, chord charts.

Members Only
Log-in to access.

Related Lessons

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

MLRMAe-1
Harmonic Analysis - Introduction

MLRMAe-10
Harmonic Analysis - Scale Selection

WEB_CONTENT_ONLY
Harmonic Analysis - Major and Minor Harmonized Chord Charts

WEB_CONTENT_ONLY
Harmonic Analysis - Modes Harmonized Chord Charts

WEB_CONTENT_ONLY
Harmonic Analysis - Worksheet and Examples

MLRMAe-2
Harmonic Analysis - Basic Concepts

MLRMAe-3
Harmonic Analysis - The Six harmonic Principles

MLRMAe-4
Harmonic Analysis - Full Diatonic

A Full Diatonic chord is defined as a chord that has its root and species (chord type) in its harmonized chord chart.

MLRMAe-6
Harmonic Analysis - Internal Modulation

An Internal Modulation is when a change of tonal center has occurred.

MLRMAe-5
Harmonic Analysis - Partial Diatonic

A Partial Diatonic chord is defined as a chord that has its root in the harmonized chord chart but its species is NOT in harmoni

MLRMAe-7
Harmonic Analysis - Unresolved

The Unresolved harmonic principle is when a chord is in the harmonized chord chart but does not resolve to its I chord.

MLRMAe-8
Harmonic Analysis - Chromatic

Chords ascending or descending by Chromatic half steps between roots.

MLRMAe-9
Harmonic Analysis - Cycles

A Cycle is when there is an equal distance between roots (at least 3 chords) and the same species for each chord, ascending or d

MLRMAe-11
Harmonic Analysis - Chord Substitution Principles

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

Related Books

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

RMA1

RMA1

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

Applying harmonic analysis principles with harmonized scale charts for scale selection and chord substitution.

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

AGCUKE1STD

AGCUKE1STD

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part "jazz" chords.

This books focuses on the 4-part core "jazz" chords. These jazz'€ chords are advanced chords that find their way into a wide range of music.

AGCUKE1

AGCUKE1

A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called 'jazz' chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music.

A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele - presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.

AGCPB1UKE

AGCPB1UKE

A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele A to Z

The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today.

26 blues progression in C and G tuning, progressing from basic to advanced jazz progression, with chord grids and substitutions explained.

BC1GTR

BC1GTR

A Guide to Guitar Chords

Covers basic guitar chords for beginning to intermediate guitar students. These are the chords that ALL guitar should know - regardless of style.

AGCPB1

AGCPB1

The Advanced Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume I

Volume I cover the keys of C, F & Bb. The key of C includes detailed accompanying text explaining the principles behind each progression.

AGCPB2

AGCPB2

The Advanced Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume II

Volume II covers the keys of E, A, D & G. The key of E includes detailed accompanying text explaining the principles behind each progression.

AGCP1

AGCP1

The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume I

Volume I of The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar features the principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These principles are explained using chords from volume I of The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords. Chapters with common major and minor full diatonic, partial diatonic and chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading.

AGCPUKE1

AGCPUKE1

The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I

Before individual chords become the background of songs, they must be put into orders called chord progressions. The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele organizes progressions according to string family, position, voice leading and chord magnetism. The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele is an excellent preparation for the art of melody and chord on the ukulele and more advanced accompaniment.

Volume I features the principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These principles are explained using chords from volume I of The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords. Chapters with common major and minor full diatonic, partial diatonic and chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading principles presented in the book.

AGC1

AGC1

The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords - Volume I

Commonly referred to as jazz chords, this book provides detailed information on voicing 4-part chords. Covers common string families.

BC1UKE-C

BC1UKE-C

Ukulele Chords

This mini (1/2 size) chord book is the perfect size for every ukulele gig bag or case and a great addition to you music book library.

Ukulele Chords covers basic open position and basic movable form chords. From these two chord categories a variety of songs and styles can be played.

Seventh chords, Major Sevenths, Minor Sevenths, Diminished, Augmented chords sus and add chords.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

Related Lesson Series

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

UL59

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.

WEB_CONTENT_ONLY

Types of Chords Available on Ukulele

The types of chords possible on ukulele include open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part chords, a.k.a. jazz chords and free from chords.

Related Songs

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No related songs for Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series at this time.

Related Lesson Videos

Additional Lessons, Books, Songs, Lessons Series, Reference Material, etc...

No videos for Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series at this time. Filming a lot of videos for various lessons, songs and books.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too.Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent.fatveg — Portland

Thanks for visiting and checking out the site!

Content is added and updated almost daily - so check back often.

LearningUkulele.com has one of the largest collections of lessons, songs, and TABS, luthiers, ukulele builders, ukulele festival and club information, and, ukulele links on the web. I’ve been on the ®Internet since the early 1990's and This site just never stops growing!!!