Where is Today's Chord?
"Whoo!!!, Too Many Chord Shapes to Memorize!!!"
Hopefully, that is something you might have realized three months into the Chord a Day saga, that:
After a core set of basic open position chords and a few movable form chords - it's learning how chords are created and how to derive new chords from your core set of ever-expanding existing chords.
It never was my intention to do a whole year's worth of chords. I'm surprised I went three months (January, February, and March). Those three months covered the basic open position chords, a few free form chords and a start of jazz chords and with the blues in March.
Although I did miss one really popular chord that should be there. It's a basic 4-part chord that I was shocked I had missed. Here is a hint: '5500'.
So now that Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere where I live. It's time to get out and start using all these new chords and really learn how they are used and what substitutes you can use.
See you next year.
Here are a series of lessons to get you going towards that ultimate goal of being to play any chord you ever need.
Basic Open Position Chords - These are the core set of chords that the January covered. These are the basic chords that every ukulele player should know.
Movable Chords - movable form of the open position chords
"Jazz" Chords - these chords all start with the Big Six core chords.
“Free Form” Chords - this is where you know how chords are created, constructed and used and don't fit into one of the above categories. With a low G, C tuning, these chords are a kin to closed voicing chords, where all the notes are within one octace - just like most of the chords with a high G, C tuning.
End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!
Basic Ukulele Chord Chart
A chart of the most common ukulele chords in the most common keys.
Movable 7th Chords for Ukulele Chord Chart - C Tuning
A handy dandy single sheet chart showing the each voicing of the four, seventh chords Big Six seventh chord voicings.
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Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart
A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know - at least - in the five common keys of C, G, D, A and E. As well as the seventh chords for common keys. The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in these keys. Of the 15 possible major and relative minor keys in music. There are five common keys to get started with: C, G, D, A, and E. These keys allow you to play quite a few popular songs. There's more in common between songs that your might think.
Chord Shapes and Learning `Ukulele Chords
Pick up any chord dictionary, and one thought that should go through your mind is. There is now way to memorize all those shapes. It would be better off learning how they came up with all those shapes. Most chord dictionaries are also just like pages transposed to all possible keys.
The Harmonized Major and Minor Scale Charts
The Major Scale or Ionian scale is a diatonic scale, made up of seven distinct notes, plus an eighth which duplicates the first one octave higher. In solfege these notes correspond to the syllables “Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti/Si, (Do)”, the “Do” in the parenthesis at the end being the octave of the root.
Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning
Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard. Learning the notes of your instrument allows you the flexibility of not having to remember so many shapes. There are simply way too many chords, scale and notes patterns, and shapes to remember. It all comes down the notes.
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