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    I thought I'd share this really nice app I found out about;

    https://chordious.com/

    I've always wanted something simple to keep a list of all my chords, so I didn't have to flip back and forth through pages and pages on a book, trying to find that chord I just learned.

    This is a really nice app, and Open Sourced software, so if you find problems you can report them to the developer, or even ask for changes, or features, etc...

    https://github.com/jonthysell/Chordious/issues
    Last edited by AlohaKine; 09-02-2017 at 06:02 PM.

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    These apps can be dangerous to install on your computer. I don't know about this how advanced it is regarding chords also.

    What I use mainly are through my browser. This:
    https://ukebuddy.com/ukulele-chords
    The chord namer is a nice feature too.
    What is lacking in it is that it gives say to F7 only the full chords and not the one I mainly play, that is omitting the 5th.

    Sometimes I use this too:
    https://ukulele-chords.com/C
    It gives the degree of notes, none that is not too difficult to find out yourself too, but a nice feature. The interface is a bit uncomfortable lol.

    And with some reservations this too:
    https://ukuchords.com/#chord.A.E.C.G.3.1.3.2 because it has not as many chords mainly. Also be careful in using these chords as in 4 or more note chords it omits often the 5th or more important the root note in some chords. They can be useful in special cases.
    In the trad chord format there is also this, gives only one choice, but you might like this too:
    https://ukuchords.com/files/UkuChord...r_Standard.png


    I am sure there are lots other sites too that deserve be mentioned.
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    Dangerous, I'm assuming you mean as in malware...

    If you investigated it, you would of seen it's on GitHub's Repo which shows Chordious, as an Open Source Project under the MIT license.

    There's nothing dangerous about this application.

    https://github.com/jonthysell/Chordious

    For people that don't understand what I just said, there's two ways in which software code development works;

    Proprietary & Open Source

    With Proprietary the source code is not open, only the developers get to see the code. In Open Source, you can see and download the source code and examine it, because of this, malware doesn't float around in an Open Source project, and if someone was stupid enough to try this, someone would find it sooner or later.

    Also I have not fully looked into all the details, Chordious does come with a lot of chords in it, but you can also create you own, make it as complex as you want.

    My understanding, instead of having to dig through piles of chord charts, books, etc., to find those chords, you put them all into Chordious, easy to find, as a Reference Guide, so to speak of.
    Last edited by AlohaKine; 09-01-2017 at 01:15 PM.

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    I was talking in general about the danger of applications. And I can see the need when one wants make own chord collection.

    Myself I try to keep them in head, but also write to my fave songbook something like C#7b5/0112, of what to play.
    Last edited by Jarmo_S; 09-01-2017 at 08:36 PM.

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    There's not any "General" danger of applications, by this I mean, danger comes only in the form of malware infected software.

    So what danger are you talking about?

    Well when it comes to doing things, everyone has their own way, but Chordious is certainly a nice app I'm sure others might find handy.

    I'm not the developer, or getting paid, I just use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlohaKine View Post
    There's not any "General" danger of applications, by this I mean, danger comes only in the form of malware infected software.

    So what danger are you talking about?
    I am not talking about your Chordious
    And I don't want to add any to this.

    What I want to add is this, they are kind of crutches. Any chord app or site.

    I tell my experience with guitar and what I recommend. To learn the basic chords by heart in many keys. I mean lets say C/A minor. They are C F and G(7). Then Am Dm and E(7) and also Dm7 and Em(7). I used with guitar play some chord sequences of these chord degrees in all 12 keys as a daily practise. Took about 5-10 minutes to do that and because of all them barre chords in non guitar keys, my fingers could barely bar them after that excersize. Ukulele could be easier in that but not for fingertips :P

    Now with ukulele, there is much more chord forms to learn with ukulele and I don't do that practise, but instead try play songs in say from 3bs to 3 #sharp keys. I don't think uke has like guitar some standard chords easy to apply. There is much more to learn, tricks and tips. And I have only played uke less than a month. So I'm continually searching new chord fingerings. And get still stuck in changing chords while singing a song or try lol.

    Also, in my country a lots of songs are in minor keys, minor 6th chords are important, plus a whole lots of other chords. Minor keys in general are not as easy as major keys but I know I am over generalizing, just they need more chords usually for a song. For them I need tools like I posted, that ukuchords site is a good one to find alternative fingerings.

    But also to try figure them by my own. And I am learning, but I myself don't need install an app for this process.

    As you say we we are all different
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    It's not my application, and I was only sharing it for those that might want something to store chords in, that's all...

    Yes, everyone does things differently.

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    As we get older, and realize that life is too short and free time less abundant to focus on memorizing things, I am glad for as many apps out there to help facilitate learning or keeping track of things.

    Whichever is in my hand, my phone or tablet or if I am at the computer, I consider that device the 'other half' of my brain for both storage of less-frequently needed info but wanting it close at hand, as well as for quick look ups of info that's important, and ALSO in-hand....that I simply cannot memorize. At a certain age (~40) our memory starts to have intermittent failures, and I've likely learned and forgotten MORE than most folks would learn in the first place, but I fully admit that at 48 yrs old, I need help sometimes, so I'd rather have a crutch and still be able to limp along instead of being sidelined and left to stare at a blank wall and frustrated and filled with despair.

    Some of us need a crutch from time-to-time. Same way we need eyeglasses, contacts or Lasik surgery when our eyesight is failing.

    For folks that have a photographic memory and zero health impediments, they should truly appreciate just how lucky they are.

    Whatever apps come out, I say bring it on, and I will fully embrace ANYTHING that makes life easier, WHILE not tracking me and WHILE ALSO respecting my privacy.

    Having said all the above, we each have our own preferences, and none of them have to be classified as 'wrong' for ALL of them to be 'right'.

    I reject dogma and doctrine by default, and see what works best for me, and I always suggest the same for each person to do for themselves and find their own path.
    Just the FAQs
    "Only those who will risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go."
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    Chordious looks nice! I will try it out. Thanks for sharing this.
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    I forgot to mention when I made the post, that since it's open source, you can report issues to the developer on GitHub, along with ideas, features/changes etc...

    I listed this back up in the original post, for the link to the developers GitHub repo.

    I submitted bug reports in the past when I found issues, and then they get fixed.
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