The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Other Stringed Instruments

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-17-2017, 03:42 AM
JohnnySmash JohnnySmash is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Thailand
Posts: 151
Default Clarification needed on some Ukulele Chords

Today I decided to start trying to play simple progressions with the new chords I had learned for ukulele, baritone. Trying to play with the old 50's progression C Am F G7 in every key I ran into four chords that I did not know. F#m, G#m, C#m, and Bb. I worked them out to be F#m = 4222, G#m = 1444, C#m = 2124, and Bb = 3331. I would also like to know how to play Bb7 and Bbm. Can someone who knows tell me if I have worked this out correctly? Also is there an easier way to play these # and b chords. Thank you.
__________________
Yamaha F310

Almanza 401 Mate
Classical

Ventura 12 string V17, now
a 6 string Lap Guitar.

Kala Baritone Ukulele
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2017, 07:05 PM
Steve DeRosa Steve DeRosa is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 7,149
Default

Bb7 - 4333 or 3131
Bbm - 3321

FYI these are movable forms; drop the first Bb7 chord form one fret and it becomes A7, raise either form one fret for B7, etc. - same applies to Bbm, so C#m = 6654...

Since you're playing baritone, I'd recommend getting a good guitar chord book and working from there - the tuning is the same as the four highest strings so the forms/fingerings/names will be the same...
__________________
"They wouldn't bend, they wouldn't bow, they wouldn't burn"
- Johnny Cash
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2017, 11:27 PM
JohnnySmash JohnnySmash is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Thailand
Posts: 151
Default

Thank you. Yes a good book on movable chords would be a good idea. I think I have one hid away somewhere in all my books and papers. I only learned about 20 or so cowboy chords in the past on guitar. Thank you.
__________________
Yamaha F310

Almanza 401 Mate
Classical

Ventura 12 string V17, now
a 6 string Lap Guitar.

Kala Baritone Ukulele
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-19-2017, 07:05 AM
MikeBmusic MikeBmusic is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: On the Mass/NH border
Posts: 4,451
Default

Baritone ukes are easy - it's just the same as the top 4 strings on the guitar (assuming you already know guitar, of course!)
__________________
Mike

My music: http://www.reverbnation.com/mikebirchmusic

2017 Taylor 114ce-N
2012 Taylor 310ce
2011 Fender CD140SCE
Ibanez 12 string a/e
73 Epiphone 6830E 6 string (made in 71?)

72 Fender Telecaster
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone LP Jr
Chinese Strat clone ($25!)

Kala baritone ukulele
Seagull 'Merlin'
Washburn Mandolin
Luna 'tatoo' a/e ukulele
antique banjolin
Squire J bass
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Other Stringed Instruments

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=