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07-16-2011, 01:57 PM

I downloaded the boot camp pdf to learn the basic chords. I need a little help decyphering sheet #1.

The sheet starts with the c chord. On the rows below it the C is still represented but the fingering diagram is removed. Does that mean to play the chord as you progress through? Or does that mean to skip the c on the second row and progress to Cdim?
How exactly are you supposed to accomplish Cdim by the way? I looked at some diagrams. But I can't figure out how to make my fingers do that. Help?
Same problem FM6
E7 is confusing for me too. Two fingers on the 2nd fret of the 2nd and 4th strings. Which fingers am I supposed to use?

Thanks for the help!


Ken Green

07-16-2011, 02:24 PM
1. You still play the chord in that progression, the diagram is just not shown, probably to avoid clutter on the page.

2. Cdim 25703
Finger order 1324

3. Fm6 25704
Finger order 1324

4. E7 25705
Finger order 1203

That's how I do them anyway, hope this helps.


07-16-2011, 02:38 PM
Hi, Ken,

1 - Yes, play the C chord again. The diagrams are only shown the first time the chord is introduced on that practice sheet.

2 - Cdim 2323

3 - FM6 1213

4 - E7 1202
index-middle-(open string)-ring

At least that's how I'd do it starting out. It is possible to play these as moveable barre chords, which would change the fingering.

Edit: Didn't see that Scott had replied in the time it took me to find my copy of Boot Camp, grab an uke and write my reply. At least we agree on everything. :)

07-16-2011, 02:55 PM
Thank you so much. The pictures are immensely helpful.

07-16-2011, 03:57 PM
I think he removes the diagrams to encourage you to remember the shapes a bit. Seems he does that progressively through out the exercise.

mm stan
07-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Uncle Rod is in Hawaii now..you can Pm him in several days....

07-16-2011, 10:59 PM
I have given the link to the Boot Camp
to several beginners I know,and they
find it very helpful indeed.The 'missing'
chords are still played,but not shown in
a 'chord window' to make you learn the
shape and not just read it from the sheet!

Jimmy Ukulele
07-16-2011, 11:01 PM
The numbers above the chord diagrams are just telling you the same as the diagram itself, just where to put your fingers and not which finger to put where. You can check chord charts like this one for suggested fingering: www.kiwiukulele.co.nz/Kiwi-Ukulele-Chord-Chart.pdf

07-17-2011, 12:12 AM
i have been learning to play the uke now for nearly 5 weeks and i have found the boot camp lessons very helpful, they have improved my fretting immensely, i practise them every day as a warm up to my session, i think olgoat has hit the nail on the head, the diagrams are removed to help you to remember where your fingers are meant to be, great learning tool