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    Default Ukulele "Chord" Scales?

    Does anyone know how to do this?
    My uncle a while back showed me how to back when I first picked up the ukulele (about a year ago) but I have sense forgotten what the progression is.
    Can someone plz help?

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    What are you talking about? Can you give more details?

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    Just taking a S.W.A.G. at this I'd say you want the harmonized chord scale.

    Take the C scale as an example. C D E F G A B (and back to C, of course). Using the harmonized chord scale you'd get:

    Cmaj, Dm, Em, Fmaj, Gmaj, Am, and Bdim.

    This is a great "quick start" if you're trying to write your own tunes. All these chords make a little family that'll sound nice together.

    Then, depending on your melody, you can jazz 'em up a little bit by substituting other chords (7ths, 9ths, whatever). In fact, when I first learned this the guy who taught it to me suggested using a 7th for the V chord (Gmaj in the example).
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    Mark Nelson's book "Finger Style Solos for Ukulele" has instructions on how to do exactly what you are describing in the introduction.

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