Applying harmonic analysis principles with harmonized scale charts for scale selection and chord substitution.
Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the... More > process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.< Less
Volume I of The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele features the priniciples of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These priniciples are explained using chords from volume I of... More > The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords. Chapters with common major and minor full diatonic, partial diatonic and chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading.
Before individual chords become the background of songs, they must be put into orders called chord progressions. This book organizes progressions according to string family, position, voice leading and chord magnetism. The Advanced Guitar to Chord Progressions for Ukulele is an excellent preparation for the art of melody and chord on ukulele.< Less
Reading music is not as hard. It may be new and unfamiliar to you but is not hard when you have a proper plan of attack.
Reading music on the ukulele is easier than reading music on guitar or piano.... More > There are only four strings with a smaller range of possible notes.
Music in the key of C with all natural notes, not flats or sharps is pretty easy to play in open position on a ukulele. This would be the same as playing the while keys of a piano.
Standard music notation has been the Lingua Franco of musicians, both professionals and hobbyists for many centuries.
Reading standard music notation opens you up to vast world of published music.
Reading simple melodies in open position is the first step to reading music on the uke.
Ukulele - Reading Music Series
Reading Music in Open Position, Single Note Studies- Primer uses Chuck Anderson's Modular Phonetic Rhythm System.< Less
This book is a guide to the basic chords all ukulele players should know. It introduces the ukulele fingerboard, movable chord forms and 4-part jazz chords, all in three common ukulele tunings. You... More > can build your new skills on the simplest chords. You can also learn, rock chords and chordal transposition. In addition to doing extensive research, I have tested and improved these materials during several years of studio teaching. >/p>
From a few basic chord shapes and an understanding of how chords are constructed, your chord vocabulary can be dramatically increased without endless memorizing. In fact, this book will take the mystery out of playing and understanding ukulele chords on a standard, concert, tenor, or baritone ukulele, using “C”, “D” or “G” tuning, low or high string four.< Less
Chords can be grouped into four categories: Open Position Chords, Movable and Barrre Form Chords, 4-Part Chords and Free Form Chords. Of these four A Guide to Guitar Chords covers the first... More > three.
This book is designed as a guide to open position chords, movable form chords and 4-part contemporary chords. Covering basic guitar chords, movable chord forms, rock chords, how to transpose chords, learning the guitar fingerboard and an introduction to 4-part “jazz” chords and more. It is proven material developed over the years from my private teaching and extensive research, study and application.
From a few basic chord shapes and a understanding of how chords are constructed your chord vocabulary can be dramatically increased without memorizing countless more chord shapes. There are too many chord shapes to memorize.
This book will take the mystery out playing and understanding chords on the guitar.< Less
This book is designed to cover basic guitar chords for beginning students. It is proven material developed over the years of my private teaching and extensive research, study and application. It... More > covers the basic chords that ALL beginning, contemporary guitar students MUST know.< Less
Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called “jazz” chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music.... More >
They are equally adept to the Ukulele as the Guitar
Each volume of The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.
If your goal is to expand your chord vocabulary, The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords is your answer.< Less
This book covers the more common twelve measure form with common substitutions presented in the key of C. While other measure lengths are possible, such as eight and sixteen measures, the twelve... More > measure form is the most common.
There are twenty six chord progressions and example solutions for Standard “C” tuning “gCEA”, low or high “G” tuning and Tenor “G” tuning “dGBE”, low or high “D”. The Tenor tuning examples can also be played on a Baritone ukulele typically tuned “DGBE”, the same tuning as the thin fours strings of a standard tuned guitar.
If you are a guitar player coming to ukulele from guitar there is a lot of information that is transferable.< Less
QUICKSTART - Scale Fingerings for Ukulele is a highly organized, efficient system of scale fingerings. Each fingering pattern is shown with a fingerboard shape, TAB and standard music notation.... More > Related chords are also explained for each scale.
Master these fingerings and unlock your potential for improvisation.< Less