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Chord a Day - January
Published: 2015-06-06 13:49:54

Learn a new chord a day for the month of January.

31 Lessons in the “Chord a Day - January” Series

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Chord a Day, January 1st - C

Happy New Year!!!

What better way than to start the new year off with learning a new `ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 1st is C.

The C chord is typically the first chord all new ukulele players learn.

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Chord a Day, January 2nd - F

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 2nd is F. January 2nd happens to be my (Curt) birthday. Sorry, Mom and Dad, you didn't get that tax deduction.

Initially, chords are learned based on songs that players would like to play and this means the primary chords of the common keys are typically first. F is a primary chord in the keys of C, F, and Bb.

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Chord a Day, January 3rd - G

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 3rd is G.

G is a primary chord in the common keys of G, C, and D.

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Chord a Day, January 4th - G7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 4th is G7.

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Chord a Day, January 5th - Dm

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 5th is Dm. The 'm' is pronounced 'minor'.

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Chord a Day, January 6th - Em

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 6th is Em. The 'm' is pronounced 'minor'.

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Chord a Day, January 7th - Am

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 7th is Am. The 'm' is pronounced 'minor'.

This chord was created deep in the coal mines of West Virginia by Am.

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Chord a Day, January 8th - Cadd9

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 8th is Cadd9.

Cadd9 is a great contemporary chord in wide use in a variety of styles.

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Chord a Day, January 9th - Cadd2

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 9th is Cadd2.

Cadd2 is a great contemporary chord in wide use in a variety of styles.

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Chord a Day, January 10th - C7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 10th is C7.

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Chord a Day, January 11th - D7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 11th is D7.

This D7 is actually as partial 4-part chord. Turns out you actually don't need all the notes of the chord to be present to have the chord. The D is actually missing the D, the root. It's the C and F# that are the notes, the color tones of the chord that make it a D7 more than the root D or fifth A.

This partial D7 is ofter referred to as the Hawaiian D7 chord after its use in the Chord sequence C D7 G7, a common turnaround in Hawaiian music. So much so that it's called the Hawaiian Turnaround.

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Chord a Day, January 12th - E7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 12th is E7.

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Chord a Day, January 13th - Gsus4

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 13th is Gsus4.

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Chord a Day, January 14th - A7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 14th is A7.

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Chord a Day, January 15th - Fm

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 15th is Fm.

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Chord a Day, January 16th - Cm

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 16th is Cm.

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Chord a Day, January 17th - E

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 17th is E.

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Chord a Day, January 18th - C6

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 18th is C6.

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Chord a Day, January 19th - B7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 19th is B7.

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Chord a Day, January 20th - D

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 20th is D.

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Chord a Day, January 21st - A

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 21st is A.

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Chord a Day, January 22nd - Eb

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 22nd is Eb.

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Chord a Day, January 23rd - Gm

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 23rd is Gm.

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Chord a Day, January 24th - C5

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 24th is C5.

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Chord a Day, January 25th - Cmaj7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 25th is Cmaj7.

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Chord a Day, January 26th - Emaj7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 26th is Emaj7.

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Chord a Day, January 27th - Amaj7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 27th is Amaj7.

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Chord a Day, January 28th - C9

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 28th is C9

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Chord a Day, January 29th - Am7

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 29th is Am7.

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Chord a Day, January 30th - Asus4

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 30th is Asus4.

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Chord a Day, January 31st - Csus4

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for January 31st is Csus4.

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