Learning Core Seventh Chords on `Ukulele

Learning the principles of how chords are constructed using seventh chords.

Published: Jan 2, 2005 Updated: Jun 13, 2019 • Visitors: 3 • Page Views: 1

ukulele Subjects: intermediateadvancedchordsbeginnercore

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.

Seventh chords are the chords that have the most possible variations. 9th, 11th, 13th, b5, #5, b9, #9. And, combinations of the same.

From these four core seventh chords you can build ALL your altered seventh chords. From these core seventh chords you can build ANY 4-part chord you will even need.


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From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary.

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click on any one of the individual F7 chords above to start the lesson
for that particular voicing or shape.

Why F7?

F7_AEbFC.png Why this F7? Why not a C7, E7, G7 - the other open position seventh chords that these chords are based on?

This F7 is based on the E7 and the only one of the E7, C7, A7 and G7 that their first position, first fret (1) transposable versions are a natural letter chord name. That way you don't have to worry about Enharmonic Equivalents such as C#7,Db7, Bb7, or G#7 and Ab7.


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