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Chord Lessons

  • Types of Ukulele Chords - An effective organization of the types of chords possible on ukulele. This is the place to start for understanding the types of chords possible on ukulele.
  • Basic Open Position Chords for C Tuning

    These are the chords that every ukulele player should know.

  • Movable Form Chords

    After learning the basic open position chords these 20 plus ukulele chord lessons cover the open position forms and their movable forms. This allows you to play basic chords in ANY key.

    A, Am , A7, B7, C, Cm, C7, D, Dm, D7, E, Em, E7, F, Fm, F7, G, Gm, G7, A, Am, A7

  • Core Chords - The “Big Six”

    The 4-part Seventh chord, often called the Dominant Seventh chord can form the foundation for ALL your core contemporary, a.k.a, jazz chords. This series of lessons covers the big six that find a wide use in all forms of contemporary music. Then builds on your core chords with the rest of the 4-part chords.

  • The Dominant Seventh Chord

    Not all seventh chords are actually dominant seventh chords. Learn when a dominant chord is actually a dominant chord.

Cool Chords Lesson Series

These chords are part of the Cool Ukulele Chords Series of lessons.

What Is a Chord?

C_GCECChord - A group of three or more different notes sounded together or almost together. These three note chords are called triads. Two notes are called an interval or dyad. Chords with four notes are called a tetra-chord or 4-part chord, six a hexachord, etc. Every chord can be given a specific name, based on the notes that constitute the chord and the distances, or intervals, between them and its harmonic function within a tonality or chord progression.

Chord Progression A chord progression is series of chords played in order. this is on part of what makes up a song.

What is a Chord Progression?

A chord progression (or harmonic progression) is a series of musical chords, or chord changes that "aims for a definite goal" of establishing (or contradicting) a tonality founded on a key, root or tonic chord. In other words, the succession of root relationships. Chords and chord theory are generally known as harmony.

A chord progression can be thought of as a harmonic simultaneity succession: it offers an ongoing shift of level that is essential to the music of Europe (at least since 1600), Oceania and South/West Africa. A change of chord, or "chord change", generally occurs on an accented beat, so that chord progressions may contribute significantly to the rhythm, meter and musical form of a piece, delineating bars, phrases and sections.

What is a Chord Progression?

Simply put, a chord progression is a sequence of chords. Songs are chord progressions with melodies and lyrics added.

For a more elaborate description checkout the WidipediA article and link below.

Turns out there are a lot of common chord sequences that make learning a lot of songs easier.

Common Chord Progressions

Basic Ukulele Chords Chart

These charts are available in the lessons section of the site.

The following two charts are for C Tuning and organized by the chords that show up in common keys.

Both charts are FREE.

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