By Arne Moen
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UkuFingers is more than an ukulele chord chart that shows you one way to play each chord. It shows you ALL the ways to play the major, minor, and 7th chords – anywhere on the fretboard. Chord forms are color coded to quickly and easily find which inversion or fretboard placement makes the most sense. You can look at multiple chords together so you can see how they relate to each other (like the chord progression of a song), or how you can play chords at a different part of the neck to help with arrangements. You can also show scales along with the chords to find melodies or embellishments. Once a chord progression is loaded in, transposition is as easy as pressing a button. It even will show you relative pitch or the note names. Uku Fingers helps you to be a better player.
Transposing "Key Up" or "Key Down"
Transposing is simple with Uku Fingers. Just click on the key up or key down buttons to transpose all your chords and scale. Just load in the chords to a song and transpose it up or down to suit your needs.
Some times it’s easier to make a chord by putting your index finger across the fretboard to form a barre chord. These barre notes are not part of the chord, just a handy suggestion for how to form your fingers for that chord.
In Between Notes
Occasionally there are notes that fit into multiple chord forms up the fret board. We used secondary colors to fit into both chord forms using color mixing as a guide: Purple chord notes go into both red and blue chords, Blue/Green chord notes go to Blue and Green chords. Yellow/Green is in both Yellow and Green chord forms.
The ukulele only has four strings and some chords have more than four notes. We tried to preserve the character of the chords by making the least important notes partially transparent, phantom notes. This may contradict some other chord charts. Phantom notes are not wrong notes, just not as important.
Where’s the root?:
Blue chord forms have the root on the string closest to your nose (ideal for a “low G” tuning.) Yellow are the next string down keeping the root on the C string in C tuning, (ideal for re-entrant tuning), then green, then red on the subsequent strings. Keeping the root on the lowest pitched “bass” string keeps the chord in it’s root position which has a more stable sound. Your mileage may vary.
What's New in Version 1.1
Instead of just Major, minor, and 7, all of the chords are available in this version. Also, instead of just Major and Natural Minor, all the scales can be represented.
You can represent any fingering you want with this free app.
Also, this version sports more appealing graphics and a smoother interface.
- Category: Music
- Updated: 08 December 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Arne Moen
- © Arne Moen John Moen
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.