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4-part Contemporary Chords, a.k.a. Jazz Chords

PUBLISHED: Nov 4, 2013 • UPDATED: Nov 17, 2014 • LESSON CODE: UL114d • VISITS: 28

ukulele Subjects: advancedintermediatecorechordsjazz

4-part Contemporary Chords, a.k.a. Jazz Chords

Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles.

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.

From four core seventh chords you can build ALL your contemporary 4-part chords you will even need.

From these four movable form 4-part chords, more advanced chords can be created.

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Building a Solid Jazz Chord Foundation for `Ukulele • Updated: Oct 12, 2015

These more sophisticated, contemporary chord voicings find their way into a wide variety of music.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

An introduction to the series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords.

Core Ukulele Chords - Sevenths • Updated: Dec 3, 2018

A core set of basic movable seventh chords.

End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!

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Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

An introduction to the series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords.

Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series • Updated: Jan 6, 2020

For scale selection and chord substutition.

Transposing Individual `Ukulele Chords • Updated: Jun 15, 2019

Moving notes, chords, scales or any musical passages from one key to another key.

Types of `Ukulele Chords - Chords, Chords, Chords • Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part "jazz" chords, and free form chords.

Open Position Chords • Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Basic Movable Form Chords • Updated: Jun 9, 2015

Traditional and Contemporary Triads • Updated: Feb 20, 2014

Major, minor, diminished and augmented, sus2, sus4, add2 and add9 triads.

Free Form Chords • Updated: Nov 30, 2015

No system - Your know the notes of the fingerboard and the notes of chords and can create these as needed.

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A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I
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A highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
Updated: Nov 24, 2009

Using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution
Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords.

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Any Song Will Do
Updated: Dec 7, 2015

When any song here can be used for the concepts in the lessons.

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Types of Chords Available on Ukulele
Updated: Mar 28, 2020

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.

The Big Six Core Chords - Level One
Updated: Mar 28, 2020

The Big Six Core Chords - Level One include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 (m7b5), Diminished Seventh °7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

Core Ukulele Chords - The Big Six
Updated: Mar 28, 2020

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.

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