This course is a growing knowledge of playing the ukulele and in various keys. This course is valuable to be able to play any song you like in the chords that suit your voice or group playing. If you would like a chord chart to stick on the back of your ukulele for quick reminding, please ask. Stick it on with artist tape. It doesn't mark your instrument.
I have many one chord tutoring on this course as well. F, C, C7, Cmaj, Am, A7. These are easy to teach your young children how to play a song while strumming up and down or just down strokes. Have fun. You can become a tutor too. Keep it simple and try new strumming patterns.
It is to increase the knowledge of my students who have achieved Ukulele 2 and includes more songs and places to find many more. The same materials are needed for playing. Maybe a printer to download songs and play. The course can be run through quickly then taken in bites at a time.
The course is structured in the various keys of music. A, C, D, F, G. The chord of E is sometimes quite difficult for some players. The chord of Bb is easier to manage if the ukulele is held up and slightly slanted toward you so the fingers are pointing downward to achieve the first finger pressing on the two bottom strings together. These keys of music which are groups of 3-6 such as C Dm Em F G7 Am are taught. Most use only up to 5. to transpose a song is something we will learn at another stage. More lessons are going up in different keys in the next months.
Some of these songs are very simple that you will know, to begin with, to learn the chords and the smoothness of changing chords.
Changing chords fast is a skill that comes over time, so don't worry about the simpleness of these songs. I will interdisperse quicker changing chords in the course so you understand. More skilled songs include the faster changing of chords and other chords in the Scales of these Keys.
Then we will progress to more interesting and complicated playing.
If you have any you'd like transposed then let me know. My published Amazon book is in Ukulele 2.
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Try out these two chords in this very simple song then go on to add another chord for the next song. A simple Down Up DU strum.
This is another example of playing in C & G7.
In the key of C, the two chords would be C and G7. In the key of F, the two chords would be F and C7.
This is a two chord song using the major chords of C and G7. You can try it using G and see how you like it. Either the major G or the seventh can be used.
This song has a quite nice progression. it's a simple 4/4 song using C G C G C ending C7 and played with a moderate beat.
Chorus is C F C G C [C7 if it suits you] it does rise nicely on this chord. The verse has an F chord.
The sheet music is purchased at http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0048787. it uses a G7 in this sheet music instead of the Gmajor.
It says 6 chords but is only 5. Progression is seen in this song. C Am F G7 is repeated through the song. So practice these stepping patterns to make it easy to co-ordinate. Of course F will stay the first finger and move to G7, then third finger will stay put to play C, Then second finger will move up to Am which the first finger will be placed for the F chord. You can see the loop movement of these chords. Practice this stepping movement motion. So some fingers will not move for some chord making. Enjoy and don't get confused. Just ask. Take care. God Bless
Here is a medley song book on the web with this progression.
Become familiar with the Chords G and adding G7. Rule of two chords, if it doesn't sound like the one you are using, then try the other one. Try out the Jambalaya song in this key.
Can you recognize the chords in the Key of G?
Learning Objective: Understand the Nashville Numbering System. In the beginning while you are learning. You could write the Key Chart system on a post it note and place it on your song sheet to become used to it. Otherwise just print out your songs in the key you prefer.
Transpose chords in a song
My life has been full of learning in many areas.
I live in a small bi-cultural town in a 1960s home. I spent many years in a big city which became too busy for me.
My interests are studying other Udemy courses, lots of reading, crochet, ukulele, freelance writing, ballroom and line dancing. I am a parish secretary and a Charitable Trust secretary and on a Victim Support committee.
I have a BA majoring in English, accounting, Nutritional diploma in alternative medicine. I am now doing a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Grad Diploma in alternative Clinical Nutrition. Primary Teaching training, Diploma in Management.
I ran my own home business for small business owners accounting for more than 10 years. I also ran a nutritional clinic prior to accounting. I had articles published in alternative health magazines
I play and teach ukulele for fun and laughter. Music warms the heart and makes friends.
I have grown children and four grandchildren.
I enjoy helping students with answers to their questions. I hope your enjoy my courses like I enjoy learning. Let me know what other courses you might like me to teach. Ukulele for Christians, children.