PLUCking Ukes – Ten Minute Practice Tips

10 Nov
transpose chart guitar

Transposing Chart  – Guitar (Photo credit: ljguitar)

Over the last few weeks, both Chris & Simon have mentioned how useful it can be to play the same song in a number of different keys, to expand your repertoire to learn the full range of chords. It is also a good way to start understanding more about music theory; to see how chords relate to musical keys & begin understanding how transposing works (ie putting tunes in another key).

Doctor Uke has a good selection of songs on his site in multiple keys: Five Foot TwoAmazing GraceWhy Do Fools Fall In LoveTiptoe Through The Tulips & It’s A Blue World. You’ll soon spot that some keys are easier to play on the uke than others. Going through one of these sheets until you can play all variations easily will give you a good workout.

If you look on several song sites, such as Chordie or Tontonremy & find a song you want to play, there are options on the page to trranspose it, so with a quick press of a button, you can have the song in a new key. Or you can use the PLUC Transposing Tool to work it out manually.

Let me know if there are any other good multi-key song resources out there. Should anyone want to practice on some of the songs in our setlist & draw up versions for these, do send over your results & I’ll put them in our members’ only area for everyone to use.


Other related pages include: Doctor Uke’s Music Theory – What Should I Practice?Very, Very, Very Basic Understanding of Music for Absolute BeginnersPLUCking Ukes – Striking A ChordPLUCking Ukes – Key FactsPLUCking Ukes – Transposing


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2 responses to “PLUCking Ukes – Ten Minute Practice Tips

  1. Howard Smith

    November 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

    The transposition chart shown on the right is available for printing here:

    Click to access Transpose%20Chart.pdf

    so you do not have to sign up to yahoo to get a copy.


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