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MananAtma
05-02-2017, 04:52 PM
I recently bought Music Theory for Dummies and it covers doing scales with key board and guitar. I was wondering if there is a website that covers scales on a uke or perhaps a book that might cover music theory that is more uke oriented.

Roy

Croaky Keith
05-02-2017, 10:47 PM
One of our members supplied this,
http://www.lakesidepress.com/UkeSyllabus.pdf

Nickie
05-03-2017, 07:35 AM
thanks uke1950. This quiz is a brainbuster and I studied Music Theory. guess my retention ain't so good...

kypfer
05-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Many of the older "methods" included basic musical theory as applied to the ukulele. Several are (or have been) available for free download. Look for "Kamiki Ukulele Method", "Santos Nunes Original Method" and other similar, or maybe check out http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/ukulele-lady-tutor/

Do be aware that some of these may be in "D" tuning (ADF#B), but the theory holds good ;)

Good luck!
:music:

Choirguy
05-03-2017, 03:09 PM
My question would be: what are you looking for in terms of theory as it comes to ukulele? Scales? Modes? Chord progressions? Since you seem to not want to focus on "general" theory, knowing your goal (if any) would be helpful!

MananAtma
05-03-2017, 04:19 PM
Scales. I do want to learn general theory, jusy trying to apply it to ukulele.

hikaru
05-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Brad Bordessa's "Ukulele Chord Shapes" is also worth checking out.

I'm learning from it right now and it has all information you need to know on how to form chords on a ukulele. Easy enough for a beginner like me to understand :)

His website: https://liveukulele.com/books/ukulele-chord-shapes/

Edit: But it only has a brief mention of the music theory behind the chords, so if you might consider working out the theory first from some other sources...

cosita
05-05-2017, 06:26 PM
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but I've found it helpful: https://ukulelescales.com/music-theory.

Louis0815
05-09-2017, 11:45 PM
In addition to Choirguy's comment above:

Music theory as such is universal - that's probably why it is called "theory". (A C major chord follows the same rules on any instrument, and a C major scale is always based on the same notes)

Only "implementation" of the universal rules differs from instrument to instrument: for ukulele this leads to e.g. various chord shapes for a C major chord (0003, 0007, 0403, 0433, 5433, ...)
http://ukulelehelper.com/ might be helpful as well in this regard.

redpaul1
05-11-2017, 01:28 PM
Music theory as such is universal - that's probably why it is called "theory".

:agree: Genius, Louis.

pablocity
05-11-2017, 10:47 PM
There's a very good free e book on Uke of Carl's website called Hanon for Ukulele if it's practice tabs you're after http://ukeofcarl.com/hanon-for-ukulele-free-ebook/

Graham Greenbag
05-12-2017, 04:49 AM
With regard to Music theory in general this post from another current thread might be helpful:


Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
Yes, once you are in minor keys or various chromatic harmonies it can be less clear.

FWIW- I always recommend this book http://www.edly.com/mtfpp.html

It has a lot of good info, yet is very easy and fun to read, which one can rarely say about a theory book!

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This was good news and off I went to look at it. The down side for me (in the UK) is that some American and British music theory is not quite the same, I don't know whether it's just note values that are expressed differently or if there are other differences too.

Music theory books are generally unbelievably dry and I find them really offputting; books that engage and entertain the reader instead whilst transferring knowledge feel near impossibly hard to find. If anyone knows of an engaging UK equivalent then I'd be very pleased to hear about it.

Jim Yates
05-12-2017, 05:07 AM
In addition to Choirguy's comment above:

Music theory as such is universal - that's probably why it is called "theory".

When I think of the word "Theory" I have to think of fundamental Christians' bumper stickers, "EVOLUTION IS ONLY A THEORY."

When I went to a Pete Seeger show, he handed bumper stickers to each audience member that were his response to the above statement. They read, "GRAVITY IS ONLY A THEORY."

Perhaps we should make one that says, "MUSIC IS ONLY THEORY."

Jim Yates
05-12-2017, 05:59 AM
Then there's "GLOBAL WARMING IS ONLY A THEORY."

kypfer
05-12-2017, 06:58 AM
When I went to a Pete Seeger show, he handed bumper stickers to each audience member that were his response to the above statement. They read, "GRAVITY IS ONLY A THEORY."


If it's controversial bumper stickers you want. seen on the back of a VW camper ... "Nuke a gay whale for Jesus"

:music:

Nickie
05-20-2017, 07:03 PM
The saying "Seeing is believing" is false.
It should say "Believing is seeing."

Booksniffer
05-28-2017, 10:13 PM
Phil Doleman has written a fantastic book, called 'How music works on the ukulele'.

You can buy it in various places, including directly from him:
http://phildoleman.co.uk/workshops-and-lessons/

ukulelego
06-04-2017, 09:35 AM
One of our members supplied this,
http://www.lakesidepress.com/UkeSyllabus.pdf

That guide is brilliant, really well explained and put together.