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Chord Alterations

The fifth, ninth, eleventh and thirtheenth of a chord can be altered.

PUBLISHED: Sep 24, 2013 UPDATED: Mar 3, 2014 • VIEWS: 0 • LESSON CODE: UL42L4-alt

Instruments: ANY ukulele Subjects: advancedchords

Chord Alterations

The fifth, ninth, eleventh and thirtheenth of a chord can be altered. Alterations can be

Alterations can be applied 1, 2 and 3 at a time.

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Lower Fifth

The fifth of any major or minor chord type can be lowered one fret.

Raised Fifth

The fifth of any major or minor chord type can be raised one fret.

Lowered Ninth

The ninth of any any chord can be raised one fret.

Raised Ninth

The ninth of any any major or augmented chord type can be raised three frets.

Raised Eleventh

The eleventh of any any major or augmented chord type can be raised two frets.

The third of a minor chord type can be raised three frets.

Lowered Thirteenth

The lowered thirteenth is identical to the augmented fifth.

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

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

The Big Six chords include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 m7b5, Diminished Seventh o7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of 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.

Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 1st Voicing • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Taking a movable F7 chord, you can derive each of the Big Six essential chords. 7, maj7, m7, m7b5, dim7, and aug7 from that voicing.

Color Tones and Chords • Updated: Feb 17, 2020

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.

This lesson is a more for less type of lesson exploring what notes are actually important in chords. The best place to start with this concept is 4-part chords and the Big Six Core Chords.

Related Books

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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.

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