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Available Lessons Tagged with the Subject: "Basics"

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Chord Shapes and Learning `Ukulele Chords

Updated: 11 Jan 2020

Pick up any chord dictionary, and one thought that should go through your mind is - TOO MANY CHORDS 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.

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Learning Ukulele - Recipe for Success - Mini Workshop Version

Updated: 14 Jan 2021

"Where Do I Start?" This is a common question. This workshop/lesson covers ukulele tunings, learning the ukulele fingerboard, basic chords and strums. This workshop gets you rolling on having some fun playing the ukulele. This is the workshop-lesson handout that given to ukulele players attending the "Learning Ukulele - A Recipe for Success" beginner workshop.

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The Trouble with TAB

Updated: 19 Jun 2021

TAB, short for tablature is a form of musical notation using numbers and letters on a staff that that corresponds to the number of strings of fretted string instrument. Theses number tell a player which fret to place their fingers on the fingerboard. TAB has a history with lute music from centuries ago and has found wide use in the music publishing industry catering to the guitarist who can?t or doesn't want to learn to read.

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`Ukulele Scale Diagram Explained

Updated: 09 Apr 2013

The "Ukulele Scale Diagram" is an alternate notation and visual why of showing a scale using a grid pattern representing the strings and frets of the Ukulele Fingerboard.

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning Fingerboard Chart

Updated: 11 Feb 2014

The natural, flat and sharp note names of the ukulele fingerboard in :G Tuning, Low or High D". Common on the baritone ukulele and can also be used on a tenor ukulele.

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Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning Fingerboard Chart

Updated: 11 Feb 2014

The natural, flat and sharp note names of the ukulele fingerboard in D tuning, low or high A.

This tuning was common in the first and second ukulele craze. It is also the tuning that is used in the Canadian school system.

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Exploring Major Triads on `Ukulele Using a I IV I V Progression - Key of D

Updated: 20 Jun 2014

Exploring major triads using the primary chords of D major. Triads are one of the first chords that really bring to light the need to know the notes of the neck. This lessons shows the three voicings and the solutions for playing a common 1 4 1 5 progression using D, G and A triads on the string 1 2 3 set.

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Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart

Updated: 29 Nov 2019

A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know in the five common keys of C, G, D, A and E. With the possible seventh chords for the same common keys. The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in these keys.

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