Monday, October 18, 2010

Fretted Friends || The Baritone Ukulele Chord Bible

I just received my recent purchase of Fretted Friends The Baritone Ukulele Chord Bible 2,160 Chords by Tobe A Richards. First of all it has a first class appearance and a nice quality spiral binding that allows the book to lie flat. This book has a VERY FULL range of chords, for example in C:

C, Cm, C7, Cm7, C0, Co7, C-5, C+, C5, C6, Cm6, Cmaj7, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, Cm7-5, Cadd9, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7-5, Cmaj7+5, C9, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm9, Cmaj9, C11, C13 (There are 3 of each of these). And then in the back there are additional major SLASH chords for bass notes: C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb, C/B.

This book is more than a standard chord book there are also several pages of useful player friendly information.

They requested feedback and I really appreciate the depth of chords and the slash chords. The slash chords are frequently noted on guitar sites and now I have a good reference. Also each of the chord boxed indicates:1, F3, 3, S5, 7, 9, etc.

Pages 88-91 shows a collection of 48 moveable chord shapes. Pages 92-93 is called The Ukulele Family Factfile: Akulele, Baritone, Braguinha, Cavaquinho, Charango, Concert Ukulele, Guitarlele, Rajao, Re-Entrant Tuning, Soprano Ukulele, Taropatch, Tenor Ukulele, Timple, Tiple, Ukulele, Ukulele-Banjo, Venezuelan Quatro. There's really a lot of info on these two pages, because the font is quite small.


  1. dear god please change the colors on your blog to ones that can be read without unreasonable eye strain.

  2. I don't see the problem with the font color but I do agree with the book font being on the small size.

    Tom Nelson