`Ukulele Chords and Progressions

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Published: 19 Mar 2014 Updated: 03 Nov 2018Visits: 287Code: UL-Chords

Topic: Chords Instruments: ukulele Subjects: Chords • Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced • Songwriting • Repertoire • 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 as a ukulele player.

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Learning Core Seventh Chords on Ukulele - C Blues

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Using a C Blues progressions learn C7, F7 and G7 chord forms.

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Related Lessons for `Ukulele Chords and Progressions.

UL700h

Advanced Guide to Chords - Chord Building Chart

Updated: 14 Feb 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.

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Altered Seventh Chords on `Ukulele

Updated: 04 Apr 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#11, 7#5-9, 13b5, 7+9 on the fly as needed from your core set of chords.

UL114b

Basic Movable Form Chords

Updated: 09 Jun 2015

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

UL700a

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart

Updated: 29 Nov 2019

A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know in the five common keys of C, G, D, A and E. With the possible seventh chords for the same common keys. The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in these keys.

UL700d

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart - Baritone Tuning

Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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

UL700b

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart for Lefties

Updated: 26 Mar 2019

A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Left Handed Ukulele players should know in the five common keys of C, G, D, A and E. With the possible seventh chords for the same common keys. The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in these keys.

UL200

Movable `Ukulele Chords

Updated: 18 Mar 2020

A series of weekly ukulele lessons originally presented throughout 2007 on movable ukulele chords as the "Ukulele Chord of The Week Series". Based on the Ukulele Chords book by Curt Sheller (me). It takes the open position chords and shows the movable form and the variations.

UL114c

Traditional and Contemporary Triads

Updated: 20 Feb 2014

A "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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Related Lessons Series for `Ukulele Chords and Progressions.

Basic Ukulele Chords Charts
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

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
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

From A to Z - These are the 26 blues chord progressions, extracted from my book Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele from A to Z for use with on-line and private students.

Chord a Day - February
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Learn a new chord a day for the month of February.

Chord a Day - January
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Learn a new chord a day for the month of January.

Chord a Day - March
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Learn a new chord a day for the month of March.

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

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
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

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 “Jazz” Ukulele Chords - The Big Six
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

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: 01 Jan 2003

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.

When exploring improvisation utilizing this smaller module of four notes - the Tetrachord vs. a more traditional scale approach, improvisation becomes a bit more manageable.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

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.

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele for use with on-line and private students.

Miscellaneous Chord Information
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Miscellaneous is a series of lessons for covering related chord material not found in the other chord sections.

Movable Form Ukulele Chords
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Movable Chords are chords without open strings that can be transposed to any key up and down the fingerboard. This series covers the movable chords based on the basic open position chords as well as contemporary 4-part, a.k.a. "jazz" chords.

Open Position Chords and Their Movable Forms
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

This series explores open position chords and their movable form. As well as a few of their derived chords.

QuickStart Chord Progressions Play-along Series
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

QUICKSTART Rhythm Section CD contains 24 unique styles designed for contemporary lead guitar. Each track is devoted to a scale covered in the QUICKSTART Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar and QUICKSTART Scale Fingerings for Ukulele.

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.

The Blues Progression in Common Keys
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

This series of common blues chord progressions uses the seventh chord vs. a triad to explore the blues chord progression.

Introduction to Soloing on `Ukulele Using Scales and Triads Plus One
Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Intro to Improvisation using triads + 1 - lessons for developing the ability to improvise or "take a solo".

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ANYSONG

Any Song Will Do

Updated: 07 Dec 2015

This is not really a song, but simply saying that for the purposes of a lot of the lessons and lesson series on this site ANY song will do for exploring the lesson's material and concepts presented in the lesson.

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Related Books for `Ukulele Chords and Progressions.

AGCUKE1

A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

Updated: 13 Feb 2020

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.

AGCPB1UKE

A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele A to Z

Updated: 15 Jun 2006

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.

BC1UKE

A Guide to Ukulele Chords

Updated: 05 Dec 2017

A Guide to Ukulele Chords - covers the basic ukulele chords that ALL ukulele players SHOULD know. Plus, an introduction to movable chord forms, rock chords, how to transpose chords, jazz chords and more.

BC1UKE-L

A Guide to Ukulele Chords for Lefties

Updated: 10 Jan 2020

Covering basic ukulele chords that ALL uke players MUST know, movable chord forms, rock uke chords, how to transpose chords, learning the ukulele fingerboard and an introduction to 4-part jazz chords and more... FOR LEFTIES - Tunings: C, G, or D Tunings. Low or high string four variations.

BC1UKE2

A Guide to Ukulele Chords, 2nd Edition

Updated: 10 Jan 2020

A Guide to Ukulele Chords, Second Edition is designed as a guide to ukulele chords. Covering the basic ukulele chords that ALL ukulele players SHOULD know. A Guide to Ukulele Chords covers movable chord forms, rock chords, how to transpose chords, learning the ukulele fingerboard and includes an introduction to 4-part, a.k.a jazz chords and more...

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Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Updated: 20 Apr 2022

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.

RMA1

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Updated: 10 Jun 2021

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.

BC1UKE-C

Ukulele Chords - C Tuning

Updated: 31 Jan 2022

This chord book is a great addition to you music book library. Ukulele Chords covers basic open position and basic movable form chords.

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Basic Ukulele Chord Chart

Updated: 11 May 2019

A chart of the most common ukulele chords in the most common keys of C, G, D, A, and E.

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