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The fifth, ninth, eleventh and thirteenth of a chord can be altered.
Alterations can be applied 1, 2 and 3 at a time.
The fifth of any major or minor chord type can be lowered one fret.
The fifth of any major or minor chord type can be raised one fret.
The ninth of any any chord can be raised one fret.
The ninth of any any major or augmented chord type can be raised three frets.
The eleventh of any any major or augmented chord type can be raised two frets.
The third of an minor chord type can be raised three frets.
The lowered thirteenth is identical to the augmented fifth.
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Altered Seventh Chords on `Ukulele
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.
Color Tones and Chords
The most important notes or chord tones in a chord are the notes that contribute most to the actual sound or color of the chord. For a major or minor triad the third of the chord performs this function. For other chords any note that makes it different from other chord types with the same root are the color tones.
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