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winkie45
02-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Hi all. Im trying to play "sparks" by coldplay. I have no idea how it will sound on the uke, but i wanna give it a try. The only prob. is that the chords ive found are for guitar. I found all the chords in ukulele except for Ebmadd9. Is there any way to figure this out? This is for gcea tuning. Thanks.

khrome
02-08-2009, 04:37 PM
Yup - go here:
http://www.sheep-entertainment.nl/ukulele/index.html

then click D# (it's the same as an Eb) then click m9. If you click m9 repeatedly you'll get alternate fingerings.

Also, make sure your uke type is selected before you start (they are listed on the right side.) That always screws me up.

winkie45
02-08-2009, 05:58 PM
So m9 is the same as madd9?

khrome
02-08-2009, 09:37 PM
According to that site it is. There's a bunch of non-standard notation out there so I'm 99% that is right but someone else here might know otherwise.

Stackabones
02-09-2009, 04:28 AM
So m9 is the same as madd9?

No. They are different chords.

Ebm9 is spelled Eb Gb Bb Db F (1 b3 5 b7 9)

Ebmadd9 is spelled Eb Gb Bb F (1 b3 5 9) -- typically add9 chords omit the 7th.

Here's one ... 8668. There are others, of course.

khrome
02-09-2009, 10:25 AM
No. They are different chords.


So does that mean the Sheep-finder site is wrong? When you select Ebm9 the title at the top reads Ebmadd9. That would suck - I've been using that site to look up my chords... What's a more reliable chord chart on the web?

setstage
02-09-2009, 11:58 AM
So does that mean the Sheep-finder site is wrong? When you select Ebm9 the title at the top reads Ebmadd9. That would suck - I've been using that site to look up my chords... What's a more reliable chord chart on the web?

http://chordlist.brian-amberg.de/en/ukulele/standard/ this site is RIDICULOUS every chord and inversion ever like

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isnt just C its C/G because theres an G in the bass

khrome
02-09-2009, 12:15 PM
http://chordlist.brian-amberg.de/en/ukulele/standard/

Thanks but I still don't see Ebmadd9 on that site. Am I looking in the wrong place? I'm looking here:
http://chordlist.brian-amberg.de/en/ukulele/standard/Eb/ra.html

cpatch
02-09-2009, 12:31 PM
No. They are different chords.

Ebm9 is spelled Eb Gb Bb Db F (1 b3 5 b7 9)

Ebmadd9 is spelled Eb Bb Db F (1 b3 5 9) -- typically add9 chords omit the 7th.

Here's one ... 8668. There are others, of course.
But obviously you can't play 1 b3 5 b7 9 on a uke, so the closest you can come and still get the 9 would be an add9, right? (Which is what 8668 is.)

BTW, you omitted the 3rd from the add9 instead of the 7th...the spelling should be Eb Gb Bb F.

Ukulele JJ
02-09-2009, 12:40 PM
isnt just C its C/G because theres an G in the bass



Only if it's a low-G uke.



JJ

ukantor
02-09-2009, 01:28 PM
If it sounds right, play it.

Ukantor.

Stackabones
02-09-2009, 01:37 PM
But obviously you can't play 1 b3 5 b7 9 on a uke, so the closest you can come and still get the 9 would be an add9, right? (Which is what 8668 is.)

Not really. You have to know what notes you can get leave out. Usually the first to go is the 5th. Next in line is the root. That leaves you with the b3, b7, and 9 -- the essential notes in a m9 chord. Plenty of room left to add that root or the fifth, just not both.

Without the b7, it will sound like an add 9 chord.

Play these two back to back and hear the difference ...

Ebmadd9 ... 8668 (which has, in order, the 1 b3 5 9)
Ebm9 ... 8698 (which has the 1 b3 b7 b9).

You COULD play the add9 chord instead of the m9 as a substitution. No rules against that ... you've just gotta like the sound.

On just about any chord beyond 7ths, your going to have make certain decisions about what to leave in and what to leave out. Some guidelines (like leaving in the 3rd and the 7th) are fairly consistent, but the final rule is the ear.

We can play 13th chords on the uke ... we just make sure to have at least the 3 b7 and 13 present and kick the others to the curb. ;)


BTW, you omitted the 3rd from the add9 instead of the 7th...the spelling should be Eb Gb Bb F.

Thanks for catching that omission. I'll edit my post to correct it.