Music Theory for Ukulele

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Master the Essential Knowledge with this Easy, Step-by-Step Method for Beginner to Intermediate Players

Format: Softcover

ISBN: 9781914453502

Learn all you'll ever really need to know as a ukulele player in this step-by-step, easy-to-understand, entry level introduction to music theory (includes free online video demos).

 No music reading necessary, just confusion-free language with diagrams and hands on examples to put theory into practice.

 This step-by-step guide is for you if:

 You've just picked up a ukulele and have learned to play a few chords

  • You've been playing for a while and now want to develop your playing through a greater understanding of the art of making music
  • You find yourself confused by the words and language other musicians use at jams, ukulele club, campfire song sessions etc
  • You've learned to play from chord sheets, song sheets, books or online videos and now want to understand more about what makes music work
  • You want to learn the basic nuts and bolts of music so that you can learn and remember songs more easily, work out other peoples songs and maybe even write some of your own (!)
  • You're looking for a step-by-step method for learning 95% of the music theory you'll ever need to know, without the confusion and explained in simple terms which everyone can understand


This book will help you:


  • Break free from song sheet slavery
  • Nail the theory behind keys, chord families and useful chord progressions
  • Learn to understand the music you play and listen to
  • Use your own knowledge and ability to learn songs more easily
  • Build your knowledge step-b-step, chapter-by-chapter
  • Test your knowledge with quizzes each step of the way


I'll see you inside! ©2021, 118 pages


Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: The Musical Alphabet

Chapter 2: Tones and Semitones

Chapter 3: The Major Scale

Chapter 4: Building Chords - Major and Minor Triads

Chapter 5: Major Keys (Part 1)

Chapter 6: Major Keys (Part 2): Building the Chord Family

Chapter 7: A Closer Look at V and VI Chords

Chapter 8: Chord Progressions and 'The Roman Numeral Short-Cut'

Chapter 9: Chord Progressions with 'Stand-In Chords'

Chapter 10: Minor Keys

Chapter 11: Loose Ends

Appendix 1: The Complete Chord / Key Chart

Appendix 2: Notes on the Ukulele

Appendix 3: Complete Chord / Key Chart for Minor Keys

Appendix 4: Useful Chord Shapes

Appendix 5: 'Diminished 7th' Chord Shapes