FREE Chords and Music Reference Charts
Handy dandy reference charts for basic chords that form the foundation of your chord vocabulary on ukulele.
- The Principles of Music:
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.
Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart for Lefties
A core set of basic chords that ALL Ukulele players should know in five common keys: C, G, D, A and E. With the common seventh chords in every key. This chart of for lefties.
The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in those 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 will allow you to play quite a few popular songs.
Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard
These reference charts along with the Learning the Fingerboard series of books will have knowing the notes of the ukulele neck like it's you native tongue.
Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning Fingerboard Chart
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.
G tuning, the low D variant is the same as the thin-high four open strings as the guitar in standard tuning. This allows guitar player to transition to ukulele with little effort. However, there are some in the ukulele community that thing â€œWhy not just play the guitar?â€
G tuning with a high is one of the tunings that jazz ukulele legend Lyle Ritz uses.
Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths and Fourths
There is a load of information in traditional Key Signatures. Unlocking the principles in this circle leads to a better understanding of music and how things work.
A key signature is a series of sharp or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating the notes that are to be consistently played higher or lower than the equivalent natural notes. Key signatures are generally written immediately after the clef at the beginning of a line of musical notation. Each major and minor key has an associated key signature that sharpens or flattens the notes which are used in its scale.
Advanced Guide to Chords - Chord Building Chart
Chords can be categorized into four basic chord types; Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented. Here are the formulas for building the 11 basic 4-part chord types. This chart can be used as a companion to any volume of The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords and A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele, which presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of 4-part chords.
Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning
The D Tuning comes in two versions where string four is either tuned to the "A", a major second below string one or low "A" where string fours is a perfect fifth below string three.
The D tuning with a low A is the same as the thin four strings of a standard tuned guitar with a capo at fret (9).
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