This page shows example usage of
rpsoft 2000 software "musicord" for ukulele chord applications. To
view the main page of this software and view its main characteristics,
view it here at: musicord.
Ukulele Chords in new Musicord version 3.0
While earlier Musicord programs
tried to show ukulele chords using a guitar reference, in version 3.0
ukulele is addressed separately and directly. The ukuleles are
shown as 4 stringed instruments and a number of preset tunings are
provided. Both right handed and left handed viewings are
addressed. If none of the preset ukulele tunings work for you, you
can set or retune any string to another string of your choice. You
can even save custom tunings. If you were to have a 5 string
ukulele or 6 string (we have never heard of those options yet
ourselves), you could also create custom tunings for those instruments.
The above shows the musicord screen for a
ukulele, with fairly normal "C" tuning featuring a C7th chord
The above shows the musicord screen
for an E major ukulele chord, but this display is for a "D" tuned
left handed ukulele with a capo or bar chord at the fifth fret.
Chords Recognized / Created
28 chords in all,
including: major, minor, major 6th, minor 6th, 7th, major 7th,
minor 7th, mmaj7th, major 9th, minor 9th, major 11th, minor 11th, major
13th, minor 13th,diminished, augmented (also called + or +5), major 6
with no 5, minor 6th with no 5, 5, -5, 7-5, sus 2, sus (sus 4 no 3),
sus4 (3 no 5), sus 4 (5 and 3), 7 sus 4, 7 maj 5, 6th add 9.
Stored Ukulele Presets and Tuning (available
for right or left hand viewing)
Standard Tuning, C tuning, G tuning, D tuning, Soprano Ukulele, Concert
Ukulele, Tenor Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele. (note that some of these
tunings will in fact be the same string tunings. Multiple names
were provided since you may be familiar with either the tuning name or
Unique Tunings and
Storage of Favorite Tunings
If none of the above preset tunings will
work for you, Musicord also allows you to adjust each string to any
chromatic note you wish. And you can use this feature with 4
string, 5 string and 6 string musical instruments. If you are an
artist who often uses several different tunings, you can store your
custom tunings and they will be available to you as options under the
Musical Family "Custom".
Dark gray areas show
the primary (lowest possible) fingering. Light gray areas show
duplicate fingering that could be substituted if the person wishes. For
example, one could substitute a light gray C note fingering for a dark
gray C note fingering. Substitutes may make the fingering easier,
or make for a better sound in the particular circumstance.
Options allow one to
see fingerings down the ukulele neck by using a “capo”
Notes to Chords
One can also enter
notes on the piano keyboard or the guitar / ukulele fret board, and then see if
the software program recognizes the chord. If it does, the program
will show the chord name, (piano chord or ukulele chord) and any
alternates, in the data area.
What if one wants to
see ukulele fingering for a combination of notes that are not one of the
28 listed chords? Entering the notes on the piano keyboard will
show the note fingering on the ukulele fret board even if it is not one
of the 28 chords.
Even more options,
including printing, making custom tunings or instruments shown on the
main musicord page. To see these,
(includes this page)
Musicord Software- main page,
Left Hand Chord Example,
Retuned Strings Example
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Guitar / Tiple,
Banjo, Mandolin / Bouzouki /
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Steel Guitar / Dobro,
Lute / Oud / Cumbus
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