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Ukulele Club and Teacher discounts are available for all ukulele and guitar books by Curt Sheller. Curt Sheller Publications is a small publishing company, basically me, myself and I. I can work directly with teachers and ukulele clubs. I offer a 20% discount when ordering multiple copies of any title by me, Curt Sheller.
As a private music/instrument teacher myself, I know the importance of supplementing your teaching income with performance and product sales. Selling books or writing your own book or books, which I can help with as well, is a great way to earn some extra income.
Contact Curt at 484-942-4 for more information or send an email.
Ukulele Clubs and Teachers can order my books using this handy order form at Ukulele Clubs Order form.
With the popularity of the ukulele on the rise. There is no shortage of books for learning the ukulele.
Books run from easy beginner books for introducing one to playing the uke to advanced books covering more advance "jazz" chords.
Jim Beloff's Flea Market Music has a great selection song books.
Here are a few links to songs to get a uke player rollin'
A lot of the clubs listed on the Ukulele Clubs page have a list of the songs that the club performs when they get together.
Songs that can be played all the way through using only the I, IV, and V7 chords of the key in which the tune is being performed.
By just knowing three chords, the I, IV and V7, you can play thousands of songs.
FREE ukulele chord charts are available right here on my web CurtSheller.com site at: Ukulele Charts
They’re a lot of sites on-line for looking up and finding chords for the ukulele. Sites with free charts, I even offer a few of those myself. There's software for your computer and smart-phone applications. These are basically chord dictionaries, you look up the chord. Not the way to go in the long run. Charts, software and dictionaries don't really help you learn chords beyond a few basic chords.
If your goal is to expand your chord vocabulary and not have to look up chords anymore then – My book A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele is your answer. A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele 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.
A companion book to A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele is Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele. This book takes the chords covered in A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele and shows one solution using the chord changes to songs commonly in a jazz musician's repertoire.
Beyond a few basic open position and movable form chords there's NO way you can memorize all the possible chords shapes. You wouldn't even want to try. Learning and knowing how chords are created, constructed and work is the way to go. You can checkout all my chord books on the ukulele chords page.
The links to the chord sites below are here for reference only. I've visited all of the sites and I'm typically not impressed ( see above ). Their inclusion is the list is not an indication of their value or a recommendation from me. After reading above you should know my stance on chord charts, software, apps and the like. A chord chart of basic chords is only a start of building a solid chord foundation. It's from these basic chords you can build your chord vocabulary, knowing a few principles and tools of chord construction you can build any chord you will ever need.
Some points to remember when visiting and checking out these sites.
Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of chord voicings. Beyond a few core open position and movable form chords, there is no way to memorize all the possible chord shapes available on ukulele. Knowing how chords work and deriving new chords from these know chords is a lot more beneficial in the long run to enjoying and exploring ukulele.
Be leery of magic potions and too good to be true claims to learning chords. There is no shortcut to doing the work. But with a solid foundation, a few core chords and a well organized plan, it's a goal any player can achieve - Just takes time and is well worth it.
I've had new guitar students say to me, “I know all the chords.”. Nobody can make that claim but can say, “I can create any chord I ever need.” That I would have a chance of believing.
Knowing the notes of chords and the ukulele fingerboard is the way to go for transposing known chords to additional keys and deriving new chords from known chords. There are just way too many chord ‘shapes’ to memorize as a way to building a massive chord vocabulary.
Web site chord finders, mobile phone apps, chord dictionaries, chord charts and watching other players for the chords just doesn't work when the song starts playing. You can't look up chords in the middle of a song. You need to know the chords are what substitutes are possible ahead of time. And, have the ability to switch between chords in performance tempo.
There's no magic or secret to knowing a lot of chords. It's a solid foundation and a lot of work. Not get to work!!!
This is my site, right here. I have FREE basic and core chord charts, eBooks and hard copy books for learning chords and finally learning how chords are created.
Very nice lesson on learning chords: Approach To Learning Basic Chords
Over 1,000,000 chords by Jim Cranwell
ChordSongs provides a simple interface for creating chord charts. Chords for six tunings are available: Soprano Uke (ADF#B), Tenor Uke (GCEA), Baritone Uke (DGBE), Guitar (EADGBE), Mandolin (GDAE), and Mandola (CGDA). You only need to create a chord chart once. Selecting a different tuning will convert your tune to that tuning.
Create your own lead sheets, including chord tablature, lyrics and simple notation.
In Japanese - but usefull for any language.
Can be transposed to any key.
A Java program for reading in ChordPro fomatted files and adding ukulele chords for the chords in the song.
A collection of over 2500 ukulele chords for use with a word processor to create song sheets. GCEA & DGBe tunings.
UkeMaster iPhone app From Sheep-Entertainment
Uku Fingers is more than a ukulele chord chart that shows you one way to play each chord. It shows you ALL the ways to play each chord – anywhere on the fretboard. Chord forms are color coded to quickly and easily find which inversion or fretboard placement makes the most sense.
A Window application - Shows what positions should be held for various chord. It shows a fingerboard, staff, and tab score.
ukulelechords.fm is a free ukulele chord finder with thousands of chords for soprano and concert ukulele (tuned GCEA). There is also a small number of baritone ukulele chords.
A growing collection of contemporary rock and pop chord sheets for ukulele.
This is my site, right here, link takes you directly to the ukulele chords lesson page. Used to be a separate site but is not part of this (right here) larger site.
Ukulele Chord tables and the ability to transpose songs to different keys. Cool site for songs.
from the Dominic “Dominator” Pieranunzio web site
A little about me: Primarily a self taught guitarist, pursuing the ukulele for approximately six years, I have spent the last couple of years concentrating on the ukulele. Not being able to find tablature for the ukulele in the same quality and format as was (and still is) available for the guitar is the motivation behind this site. Since books containing ukulele tab were not available, I decided I would try to transcribe the songs myself and make them available for others to learn from as well.
Dominic "Dominator" Pieranunzio has some of the best ukulele TABs available online. And, a great player as well.
The Dominator uses Power Tab Editor. The only issue I have is the standard music notation part. For musicians used to reading standard music notation the rhythmic notation is very hard to read at times. In common, 4/4 time there are a lot of cases where a note is sustained over the mid bar with out using a tie. This is not standard and is rarely used, with the exception of latin music. Making it very hard to read for a player used to reading professionally prepared charts.
Ukulele TABs in PDF and PowerTAB format.
Blue Stone Folk School - Each download contains a chord and lyric sheet, a chord melody arrangement, a performance tempo video and an instruction tempo video.
Classical and early music for the Ukulele
Richard has a big list of links to ukulele TABs around the web.
MeleNui is a new source for Hawaiian and local ukulele tabs submitted by users. They are non-profit and ad-free!
New book - 12 Tunes for Bluegrass Ukulele. And, a great collection of FREE TABs with video links.
This is the ukulele great, John King's site. John is a master classical guitarists and ukulele player. Also a very knowledgeable historian of all things ukulele.
Tabs for Baritone Ukulele,Tenor Ukulele, and Harmonica
The Easy Way To Learn Fingerstyle On Any Ukulele.
Tablatures for ukulele
Don't forget to checkout other instruments for sources of great transcriptions.
Steve Khan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Steve has a wealth of great information and transcription on his site.
FREE ukulele fingerboard charts are available on my web CurtSheller.com site at: Ukulele Charts
Click on the link to the left to submit or update a Ukulele Club listing.
All submissions will be verified before posting. I DO visit all club sites.
Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt
Over 500+ lessons, 54 songs and TABS, 240+ archtop luthiers, 200+ ukulele builders, festival information, ukulele links on the web. On the web since the early 90's and growing everyday. This site just never stops growing!!!
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