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@MattL's answer is good, so I'll simply expand on it a little. It's worth noting that choice of chord shapes should be governed by a number of factors, and playing as many strings as possible is not necessarily the most important. Playing a chord shape that uses six strings will usually be loudest and most full sounding, but this isn't always what you want. ...


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The reasoning behind the chord voicing you found in the book is that it is a pure four-part voicing of a dominant seventh-chord, without repetition of notes. So you don't need any other strings to play that chord. Of course, the chord shape you suggest is well known and it sound good in most contexts, but it is redundant in the sense that it doubles the ...


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A D7 chord consists of: D - the root note - if you leave it out the chord is ambiguous, but you might fix that by having another instrument, your voice, or the listener's imagination, fill it in. When you're the only accompaniment, however, you typically want the tonic as one of the lowest notes in your chord, as an anchor (this is why bass guitars often ...


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There are two common ukulele chords called D7. The traditional D7 chord is the barre chord: This chord has all four of the D7 notes: D, F♯, A, C The other D7 chord is a common alternative on the ukulele: This form of the D7 chord is often called the Hawaiian D7, perhaps because it is popular in Hawaii. As others have noted, it is missing the D note. ...


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The D7 chord is D (root), F♯ (major 3rd), A (perfect 5th), C (minor 7th). Any voicing that includes all four of those is correct. For example, the barre fingering is A–D–F♯–C, which is correct. Furthermore, the chord is in root position on a soprano or concert ukulele – meaning that the root is the lowest-pitched note – which is ideal for playing ...


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You can easily check what 4 notes are played in each chord if you know your musical alphabet. If you have the same notes in both, but in different orders, they are just different voicings of the same chord and it comes down really to choice or how they sound in each song you use them in. Assuming your uke is tuned A-E-C-G then your first version has notes ...


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Stringed instruments have several different places where you can play the same note. If you look at some guitar chord charts (as an example) you can see there are many different fingerings for a given chord. Different inversions, different mixtures of open and fretted notes, different octaves involved, etc. None of these fingerings is necessarily ...


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initial hit with the first fingering. (pre arc) hold with the second fingering. (post arc) so your hand can be in a better position to hit the coming set of notes. you don't always get those fancy arcs or even fingering at all in most sheet music.


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I think you have the order of transition wrong. So in the first image (L.H.), you'd play the high F (assuming bass clef) with your thumb (1), then the D with the index finger (2). You'd then continue holding down the D with your thumb (2), which allows you to reach down to the C (with your pinkie). So you're transitioning from finger 2 to 1 (not from 1 to 2 ...


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On the assumption that the second example is R.H., then yes,the fingers will keep the A and C (?) down and swap to allow the thumb to play low C (?) - an arc for each change.



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