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Fingering patterns that give the same kind of chord when applied to all frets of the fretboard. Thus, if you leave the fingering unchanged and change the position of your fret hand to different frets, only the pitch will change. This makes it easy to change the scale or to find chords belonging to the same chord family (progression). — For pentatonic scalesmoveable patterns for pentatonic scales.

Overview

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In the following overview, strings containing the root note (tonica) of the chord are colored light blue. Light gray fields are played open if the first white field lies in the first fret, otherwise they are usually played barred. Red numbers in scales must be omitted when playing a pentatonic scale.

Major Chords

Minor Chords

Dominant Seventh Chords (7)

Major

Minor

Seventh Chords (maj7)

Major

Minor

Sixth Chords (6)

Major

Minor

Diminished Chords (dim)

Augmented Chords (aug)

Suspended Chords (sus)

Suspended Fourth (sus4)

Dominant Seventh Suspended Fourth (7sus4)

Suspended Second (sus2)

Dominant Seventh Suspended Second (7sus2)

Ninth Chords (9)

Major

Minor

Scales

From each string, scales can be played with the following patterns. The root note field is colored blue. The gray fret is played open wenn the first white field lies in the first fret. Red notes must be omitted for pentatonic scales.

Overview of 44 moveable scales:

Major

Lydian
  • The pink field to be played instead of 4 (augmented fourth)
Mixolydian
  • The green field to be played instead of 7 (diminished seventh)

Minor

Dorian
  • The pink field to be played instead of 6 (augmented sixth)
Phrygian
  • The green field to be played instead of 2 (diminished second)

References

  • Beloff, Jim; Sokolow, Fred: Ukulele Fretboard Roadmaps: The Essential Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard. 2006