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11-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Morning all,
Iv'e been practicing hard on my chord changes and getting much smoother. I'm using "Uncle Rods Ukulele Bootcamp" chord practice sheets,they're brilliant. He says to say or think the name of each cord as you play it but one or two I don't know how to say correctly. They are notes with a small zero at the top right. They are also written for example as C with a small zero Cdim or F with a small zero as Abdim. Another is Bbm6. Can some explain these to me or recommend a musicale note dictionary? so I can look them up.It's probably not important that I know all of this at my early learning level but I am that sort of guy that does need to know these things. I tried Googling these but to no avail.
Buy for now,

Ken Middleton
11-14-2011, 08:31 PM
F with a small zero as Abdim. Another is Bbm6.

F with a small zero is F dim or F diminished. It is not called Ab dim. The F indicated the note a bass would usually play. It is called the root note of the chord.

Bb minor sixth is a chord of Bb minor (Bb, Db and F) with a major 6th added to it (G). It is a chord with 4 different notes.

11-14-2011, 08:44 PM
Thank you Ken,
Not only am learning to play the ukulele I'm also learning a new language. It exercises the old grey matter.

Ambient Doughnut
11-14-2011, 11:41 PM
I hope it doesn't - you'll be needing that grey matter!



(Sorry - couldn't help myself)

11-14-2011, 11:57 PM

Here's a site you might find useful, it has a nice layout and I think the information is pretty straightforward. The things you are asking about are fairly advanced, and you might need a better understanding of musical theory to get the information you want.

This is a link for the music theory book I used in college, it's a pretty popular one and I still refer to it occasionally.

Good Luck!