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.
The Forgotten Chord
Here is one chord that I forgot to add that is a basic chord that should have been in January or February somewhere.
The Forgotten Chord
This is a great voicing as a substitute for this Fmaj7 voicing which tends to be a bit dissonant.
End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!
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Exploring the differences in these two common C tunings, both the high G reentrant tuning associated with he ukulele and the low G variation.
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.
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.
Most players struggle with learning the names of the notes of the ukulele fingerboard. There doesn't seem to a pattern and notes repeat. There is an easy way and it's easier that you think!
A Chord can have alternate names based on how it is being used. A chord's function is an important determining factor in naming a chord.
Standard music notation, the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard for C tuned ukuleles. Covers both high C and low G tuning variations.
A series of weekly ukulele lessons originally presented throughout 2007 on movable ukulele chords as the ** Ukulele Chord of The Week** Series. Based on my Ukulele Chords book it takes the open position chords and shows the movable form and the variations.
TAB or Tablature Tablature is an alternate form of musical notation, which tells players where to place their fingers on a particular instrument rather than which pitches to play.
Rather than do a complete lesson on standard music notation. Why reinvent the wheel. There are a lot of great resources on-line and books in music stores that already exist. Here is my take on several of the offerings.
For music and learning an instrument like the ukulele or guitar, it's all about the making the connection between the Mind, the Hands and the Ear.
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.
Transposition is the process of moving a note, chord, scale or any musical passage from one key to another key. All music can be transposed, from a single note to a complex musical score. This lesson deals with transposing chords on ukulele and transposing chords.
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Basic Ukulele Chord Chart
A chart of the most common ukulele chords in the most common keys of C, G, D, A, and E.
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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