Music Charts; musical tools to help you learn
As a music educator I find that it’s easiest to learn with the right tools. All of the charts on this page a representative of questions my students asked me again and again. After writing out the same information several times, I decided it would be best if they had something colorful and easy to use. Enjoy!
This is a laminated 8.5 x 11 sheet that represents the 5 most common type of chords from all 12 keys. Chord Types include: Major, minor, Major7, minor7, and Dominate7. Chord inversions were chosen for each chord based on ease of playability. Each chord chart represents the 4 vertical strings and first 4 horizontal frets of the ukulele fretboard. The black dots represent which string and fret needs to be pressed, while the white number in each dot represents which finger to use.
Staff 2 String Charts
Staff 2 String Charts are a map to the notes on the ukulele. They also allow music notation readers to find notes on the ukulele neck with helpful arrows that point to the same notes on the staff. Charts are 8.5″ x 11″, printed on UV laminate protective paper, and given 3 whole punches to fit easily into a binder. Available for GCEA ukuleles, DGBE baritone ukuleles, & Bass.
Charts are 8.5″ x 11″, printed on UV laminate protective paper, and given 3 whole punches to fit easily into a binder. Can be used for GCEA or DGBE tuned ukuleles.
Penta-tonic notes (tones) are 5 of the 7 notes (tones) of a diatonic scale; Do, Re, Mi, (Fa), So, La, & (Ti). These 5 tones (Do, Re, Mi, So & La) can be used to play leads and solos. These 5 tones are found all over the ukulele neck. With 5 Little Boxes, these seemingly random notes can be readily recognized as 5 individual patterns (boxes), allowing memorization to become a less daunting task. As the key changes, the boxes (patterns) travel along the neck, maintaining the relationship of it’s notes. Each Box overlaps the next, creating a full circe Once Box 5 overlaps with Box 1 this creates a never ending circular loop. On this example, each box is places beside the next so the relationships of notes (patterns) can be juxtaposed with the next. The illustration of the full ukulele neck along the bottom represented the boxes as they attach to each other.
Within each box, a ROOT is targeted with either a red square (Major Root) or a blue triangle (minor Root). Once the boxes are correctly overlapped on the fret board, all the of Root notes will be the same singular tone, or Tonal Center.