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 comment:

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