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06-19-2010, 12:16 AM
Hey UUers! This week's episode of Uke Minutes is online:

Uke Minutes 91 - Added Octave Chord Inversions (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2010/06/19/uke-minutes-91-added-octave-chord-inversions/)

This one helps out a lot when you need to stay on a single chord, but you don't want it to get too monotonous - putting in these pinky-additions adds a little color and movement to your chords. You can figure out the added octaves for other chord shapes as well: If you know the notes that make up your chord, just find the closest note up on the A string and put your pinky there. For example -

Your D chord is made up of the notes: D, F#, and A
For the regular D chord,
G string 2nd fret = A note
C string 2nd fret = D note
E string 2nd fret = F# note
A string 0 fret = A note

The next closest note on the A string that falls within the D chord is a D note, which can be played on the A string 5th fret. So your Added Octave Chord Inversion for D (2220) is (2225). You can switch between these two fingerings to add color and flavor to your D chord!

Questions, comments, suggestions, more ways to add flavor to your chords (without too much effort)?? Post them all below!