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THE UKEBOOK - ABC OF UKULELE

Updated: Jul 29, 2021


Happiness is a choice and the acceptance of what is.

Well here I am with my Happy Instrument - Me and my Uke.



This Ukebook by The Asian Muse covers the basics of Ukulele Playing.


Note: A particular frequency that gives us specific sound.

Notes Circle: There are 12 notes in music. (B and E does not have # sharp notes).


PRACTICE ONE:

Open String Strumming with alternative picking. (Down Up)

Count -> 1, 2,3,4


1) With Single Strings - DU(4) DU(3) DU(2) DU(1)


2) With Two Strings - D(4) U(3) D(3) U(4) D(3) U(2) D(2) U(3) D(2) U(1) D(1) U(2)


3) D(4) U(1) D(2) U(3)



4) Third with pause D(4) . U(1) D(2) . U(3) D(4) U(1) D(2) U(3)




5) D(4) U(2) D(3) U(1) D(2) U(3)


PRACTICE TWO:


Left Hand Finger Exercises:











PRACTICE THREE:


Scale: Combination of notes.

MAJOR scale

MINOR scale


Basic Structure of MAJOR scale:


DO - RE - MI x FA - SO - LA - TI x DO

SA - RE - GA x MA - PA - DA - NI x SA

1 - 2 - 3 x 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 x 8


A-major: A - B - C# x D - E - F# - G# x A


A#-major: A# - C - D x D# - F - G - A x A#


B-major: B - C# - D# x E - F# - G# - A# x B


C-major: C - D - E x F - G - A - B x C


C#-major: C# - D# - F x F# - G# - A# - C x C#


D-major: D - E - F# x G - A - B - C# x D


D#-major: D# - F - G x G# - A# - C - D x D#


E-major: E - F# - G# x A - B - C# - D# x E


F-major: F - G - A x A# - C - D - E x F


F#-major: F# - G# - A# x B - C# - D# - F x F#


G-major: G - A - B x C - D - E - F# x G


G#-major: G# - A# - C x C# - D# - F - G x G#



Open string MAJOR scale:


FINGER FRET ONE:


Finger no: 1 3 4 1 3 4 4

Fret no: 0 2 4 5 7 9 11 12

x A

x E

x C

x G




FINGER FRET TWO:


Finger no: 1 3 | 1 3 4 | 1 2 4 | 1 3 4 | 1 3 4 | 1 3 4

Fret no: 0 2 4 | 2 4 5 | 4 5 7 | 5 7 9 | 7 9 11 | 9 11 12



PRACTICE FOUR:


Chord: A chord is a combination of two or more than two notes.

MAJOR chord

MINOR chord


How to form MAJOR chord?

To form MAJOR chord we have to take corresponding MAJOR scale.

Below is the MAJOR scale:

1 - 2 - 3 x 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 x 8

We have to take 1,3 and 5th note from that scale.

1, 3 and 5th are called MAJOR triad.


Eg: If we have to form C-major chord, we have to take C-major scale and take 1,3 and 5th note from that scale.


MAJOR CHORDS


A-major - A,C#,E


A#-major - A#,D,F


B-major - B,D#,F#



C-major - C,E,G


C#-major - C#,F,G#


D-major - D,F#,A


D#-major - D#,G,A#



E-major - E,G#,B


F-major - F,A,C


F#-major - F#,A#,C#


G-major - G,B,D

G#-major - G#,C,D#


Chord changing practice using major chords: C/G/F/B/D/A/E


Strums to be used with these chords:


1) D(1) D(2) DUD(3) D(4) - 12(C) 34(G) 12(F) 34(B) 12(D) 34(A) 12(E)

2) DUX x 2 DUDUX

3) DD UUD DUDU

4) Island Strum - D DU UDU

5) DUXU


PRACTICE FIVE:


Basic Structure of MINOR scale:


1 - 2 x 3 - 4 - 5 x 6 - 7 - 8


A-minor: A - B x C - D - E x F - G - A


A#-minor: A# - C x C# - D# - F x F# - G# - A#


B-minor: B - C# x D - E - F# x G - A - B


C-minor: C - D x D# - F - G x G# - A# - C


C#-minor: C# - D# x E - F# - G# x A - B - C#


D-minor: D - E x F - G - A x A# - C - D


D#-minor: D# - F x F# - G# - A# x B - C# - D#


E-minor: E - F# x G - A - B x C - D - E


F-minor: F - G x G# - A# - C x C# - D# - F


F#-minor: F# - G# x A - B - C# x D - E - F#


G-minor: G - A x A# - C - D x D# - F - G


G#-minor: G# - A# x B - C# - D# x E - F# - G#



How to form MINOR chord?

To form MINOR chord we have to take corresponding MINOR scale.

Below is the MINOR scale:

1 - 2 x 3 - 4 - 5 x 6 - 7 - 8

We have to take 1,3 and 5th note from that scale.

1, 3 and 5th are called MINOR triad.


Eg: If we have to form C-minor chord, we have to take C-minor scale and take 1,3 and 5th note from that scale.


MINOR CHORDS


A-minor - A,C,E


A#-minor - A#,C#,F


B-minor - B,D,F#


C-minor - C,D#,G


C#-minor - C#,E,G#


D-minor - D,F,A


D#-minor - D#,F#,A#


E-minor - E,G,B


F-minor - F,G#,C


F#-minor - F#,A,C#


G-minor - G,A#,D


G#-minor - G#,B,D#


All the Best. Happy Playing...!!


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