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Franky1
11-22-2015, 12:53 AM
Hi guys I have not been playing long, so to stretch my understanding I am learning a christmas song solo piece . So to the point, the tab has no chords just finger position, I have got most of the chords C,D,G all with different voicing, I undertand that much. There are two chords I dont understand.... 5757 and 7879 what are these chords names, any help would be appriciated on those two , BTW I am using a baritone DGBE tuning
Thanks

Croaky Keith
11-22-2015, 06:55 AM
You could work out the notes by working down the string to your finger position, each fret raising the note by a semitone.
(So if your first string is an 'E', then 5 semi tones up would be an 'A'.)

Franky1
11-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Just tried that thanks ive got a Am7 dont know if that is correct on 5757 thanks uke1950. ...

Rodney.
11-22-2015, 08:29 AM
7879 is a C major as far as I know. BTW, do you use the first number for the string closest to the floor when you're holding the ukulele?

Franky1
11-22-2015, 08:46 AM
Yeah I do, 7 being the e string and 8 the b string then 7 again the g string then 9 the d ...

Louis0815
11-22-2015, 08:53 AM
www.ukulelehelper.com might help you here...

5757 could be C6, Fmaj9 or Am7 (notes CGAE)
7879 could be E9, G#m7-5, Abm7-5, A#13-9, Bb13-9 or Bm6 (notes DABG)

Does that fit your song somehow?

Rodney.
11-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Yeah I do, 7 being the e string and 8 the b string then 7 again the g string then 9 the d ...

Ah, I missed the part about DGBE tuning.

7879 is a G major
5757 looks like some kind of weird Am

Louis0815
11-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Yeah I do, 7 being the e string and 8 the b string then 7 again the g string then 9 the d ...
Well, that changes things apparently. Not only due to baritone, but also due to reverse naming. Usually the chords are fretted from nose to floor (string sequence D G B E), so you're actually seem to be looking for bari chords 9787 (Gmaj as Rodney said) and 7575 (F#dim or Am6) - correct?

Franky1
11-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Thanks again guys for all your help, this makes sense, as a biginner I miss things that I am learning ,the light has just gone on.. this place is like your own private tutor....

pritch
11-22-2015, 10:58 PM
Then there's this:
http://ukebuddy.com/chord-namer

Franky1
11-23-2015, 12:23 AM
Thanks pritch and louise for the links big help :D

librainian
11-23-2015, 05:19 AM
Then there's this:
http://ukebuddy.com/chord-namer

Cool site! Simple and easy reverse chord finder is very helpful and educational. I love to play around with chord shapes and inversions.