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The major and minor scales in C are generally among the first things you'll learn, regardless of your instrument. You may well then afterwards progress onto other scales, say the Db Major Scale or the C# Harmonic Minor Scale. Now everyone knows that C# and Db constitute the same black key on the Piano - they are in all harmonic senses the same note, but curiously called different names. In the case of chords, we similarly would label the constituent notes of a Db major chord as (Db, F, Ab) instead of (C#, F, G#). The question arises then, as Read More →

Did you know that a vast amount of songs are written with the same or similar chord progressions? One needs only to sequence a few chords together to unlock literally thousands of different songs. Observe for yourself how many hits are played just with or around the 'Pachelbel Canon' chord progression. There are plenty of apps and other digital mediums to help people with chords, with varying success. There's no one-size-fits all solution, but our Chord Progression feature offers a new, interactive method which splits open the learning process. We've pioneered the Chord Progression feature in the Ukulele Toolkit app, Read More →

Hello there! Ever played or heard two songs and noticed they were melodically similar, despite sharing no 'common' chords? Well, the good thing is that you're not crazy. The chords don't need to be the same in order for two songs to sound identical, only their relationship. So let's turn our attention to the chord progression of two songs. The first being the dainty little ukulele song 'I'm yours' by Jason Mraz and the second, 'Hey Soul Sister' by Train. Notice anything? The progression is exactly is the same. Even though the tempo and vocal melodies may be different, the Read More →