`Ukulele Chords and Progressions

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PUBLISHED: Mar 19, 2014 • UPDATED: Nov 3, 2018 • LESSON CODE: UL-Chords • VISITS: 27

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`Ukulele Chords and Progressions

An overview of the Ukulele Chords and Chord Progression lessons available.

The majority of the lessons available right here on LearningUkulele.com are chord related - as this is what you'll be doing the most.

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Advanced Guide to Chords - Chord Building Chart • Updated: Feb 14, 2018

Chords can be categorized into four basic chord types; Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented. Here are the formulas for building the 11 basic 4-part chord types as well as the traditional triads. This chart can be used as a companion to any volume of The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords and A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele, which presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of 4-part chords.

Altered Seventh Chords on `Ukulele • Updated: Apr 4, 2014

Beyond basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and a core set of 4-part chords. There are just too many chords shapes too memorize. Learning the principles of how chords are constructed and the ukulele fingerboard are the way to go. You can then create more advanced chords like 9#117#5-913b57+9 on the fly as needed from your core set of chords.

Basic Movable Form Chords • Updated: Jun 9, 2015

Sometimes called barre chords, these chords venture beyond the third fret.

Movable chord forms are chords with no open strings. Sometimes called barre chords, these chords are transposable by moving each note of the chord the same number of frets up and down the neck.

Each movable form is based on a common open position chord. Movable forms allow you to play chords not found in the open position and in any key.

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart • Updated: Nov 29, 2019

A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know - at least - in the five common keys of C, G, D, A and E. As well as the seventh chords for common keys. The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in these keys. Of the 15 possible major and relative minor keys in music. There are five common keys to get started with: C, G, D, A, and E. These keys allow you to play quite a few popular songs. There's more in common between songs that your might think.

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart - Baritone Tuning • Updated: Apr 13, 2017

A core set of basic chords that ALL Ukulele players should know in common keys.

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart for Lefties • Updated: Mar 26, 2019

A core set of basic chords that ALL Ukulele players should know in five common keys: C, G, D, A and E. With the common seventh chords in every key. This chart of for lefties. The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in those keys. Of the 15 possible major and relative minor keys in music. There are five common keys to get started with: C, G, D, A, and E. These will allow you to play quite a few popular songs.

Movable `Ukulele Chords • Updated: Jan 11, 2016

A series of weekly ukulele lessons originally presented throughout 2007 on movable ukulele chords as the ** Ukulele Chord of The Week** Series. Based on my Ukulele Chords book it takes the open position chords and shows the movable form and the variations.

Beyond memorizing a core set of basic open position chords, a couple of movable form chords and a basic set of 4-part chords. You can't possibly memorize all the possible chord shapes available on the ukulele. You need to be able to create chords on the fly as needed. With a basic knowledge of the principles of how chords are constructed and knowing the notes of the ukulele fingerboard this is possible. So throw out the chord dictionaries, software programs and your chord charts and get started on REALLY knowing chords.

Traditional and Contemporary Triads • Updated: Feb 20, 2014

triad is a three note chord. In traditional chord theory there are four traditional triad chord types: major, minor, diminished and augmented. And four contemporary triad chord types: sus2, sus4, add2 and add9.

Triads can be used harmonically, as chords and melodically, as single notes. Triads are a great way to get started with creating melodic solos and improvising.

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Any Song Will Do
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When any song here can be used for the concepts in the lessons.

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Basic Ukulele Chords Charts
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Not so much a series - but the basic chords ALL ukulele players should know.

Basic Ukulele Chords Charts - As much as I preach the need to not have to rely on chords charts. When you're first learning the ukulele and chords these charts are a real help - just not long a term alternative to actually knowng your chords, where they come from and how to create them when needed.

Blues Chord Progressions
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Learn a new chord a day for the month of January.

Chord a Day - March
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Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs
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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.

This series of lessons explores common chord progressions.

Remembering songs is lot like remembering the directions for a road trip. There are the turn-by-turn directions, road maps, signs and landmarks. Turn here, turn there, remember this and remember that landmark. With a songs it's the chords, the harmonic cells and form of the song.

With a few music tools and an understanding of the principles of how chords and chords progressions work. You can start unraveling what's going on in a song. There's a lot more in common between songs than you might think. Each song has it's own direction, signs and landmarks.

Cool Chords
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Cool Chords are those crazy chords you won't find in a chord dictionary, software, chord chart, etc... They're a product of understanding how chords are constructed and how to derive them from known chords. These are the chords other players will say: "What's that crazy chord you're playing?".

Core Ukulele Chords - The Big Six
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Core Chords for Ukulele, The Big Six - From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary. Beyond basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and a core set of 4-part chords. There are just too many chords shapes too memorize. Learning the principles of how chords are constructed and the ukulele fingerboard are the way to go. Then you can create more advanced chords like 9#11, 7#5-9, 13b5, 7+9 on the fly as needed.

Exploring Improvisation Using Tetrachords
Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Traditionally, a tetrachord is a series of four tones filling in the interval of a perfect fourth. In modern usage a tetrachord is any four-note segment of a scale or tone row including the augmented fourth (+4). The term tetrachord derives from ancient Greek music theory, it literally means four strings.

A Tetrachord of tetrascale approaches improvisation utilizing this smaller module of four notes vs. a more traditional scale approach. This smaller module becomes a bit more manageable when initially exploring improvisation.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection
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Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.

This series of lessons are extracted from my book for use with individual private and on-line students-members.

Miscellaneous Chord Information
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There are four background tracks for each scale featuring the chords of the scale. These tracks give you the opportunity to explore the sound of each scale in a lead guitar setting.

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