Whether you are an intermediate player looking for your first guide to understanding the fretboard or a seasoned pro in need of a complete reference to complex harmonies, there’s no more detailed and comprehensive a book than Brad Bordessa‘s Ukulele Chord Shapes ebook.
With in-depth and easy-to-understand explanations of chord theory and applications, this method can quickly expand your chord vocabulary twelvefold.
“Brad has created the best ukulele chord book I’ve seen to date.”
Andrew Kitakis, Owner of Hawaiʻi Music Supply
A good ukulele chord chart is one of the most important learning tools you can have. Unfortunately, many other chord books waste time and pages showing the same repeating diagrams – often with very little information explaining them!
Ukulele Chord Shapes is different. It presents a streamlined view of chords, eliminating extraneous memorization and clutter.
Ukulele Chord Shapes presents chords in a different light than other books: as movable shapes. In this way you can reduce mental clutter and make learning chords 12 times more efficient.
Each shape in the book shows a highlighted root that easily allows you to move a single chord shape into all twelve keys.
“If you have questions about ukulele chords, Ukulele Chord Shapes has the answers.”
But Ukulele Chord Shapes is a lot more than just a reference book. It’s also an in-depth look at the theory and concepts that drive intelligent chordal playing.
Learn how to build chords via easy, step-by-step instructions, how to finger them, and how to select the appropriate shapes for your music.
With Ukulele Chord Shapes You Get:
- Descriptions, symbols, and formulas for each chord type
- Straightforward content that’s easy to read and use
- A mobile-friendly PDF delivered almost instantly
- A plain-English chapter on chord theory
- A detailed guide to using the book
- Big, user-friendly chord diagrams
- 38 diverse chord families
- 189 chord shapes
- 61 pages
Download the Ebook
Select tuning version:
Order a Print Copy
If you’d like the luxury of a printed copy (GCEA version only), they’re available through the button below.
I encourage people with appropriate technology to consider getting the ebook since it’s cheaper, more eco-friendly, and delivered immediately, but if you’re willing to wait, there’s no substitute for a real book.
Expect budget shipping to be $5-8 and slow (it takes 3+ weeks for me to get a proof copy, but maybe it’s just Hawaiʻi shipping). NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS due to the nature of print-on-demand publishing.
“…if I could only own one ukulele-related book, this would be it. I use it all the time.”
David Lund – Staatsburg, New York
What Other People Are Saying:
I, without hesitation, encourage anyone interested in playing/becoming better at playing the ukulele to not only check this e-book but also his other two, Left Hand Technique for Ukulele AND Right Hand Technique for Ukulele.”
Common Questions About Ukulele Chord Shapes:
Why are there two versions of the book?
The content and concept is the same in each book, but the examples and illustrations are transposed specifically for each tuning.
If you play both standard and baritone, get the Ukulele Chord Shapes version for the tuning you use most. Once you’re familiar with how to use the book, it’s easy to use it for the other tuning as well.
What level player is this book for?
As for advanced players, there aren’t many pros that use even 75% of the chords in this book. So, unless you’re a chord weirdo like Benny Chong, it will be a lifetime resource.
What chords families are in the book?
- Major 6th
- Major 6/9
- Major 7th
- Major 7(b5)
- Major 7(#5)
- Major 9th
- Minor 6th
- Minor 6/9
- Minor 7th
- Minor 7(b5)
- Minor 7(#5)
- Minor (Major 7th)
- Minor 9th
- Minor 11th
- Dominant 7th
- Dominant 9th
- Dominant 11th
- Dominant 13th
- Dominant 13(b9)
- Dominant 7(b5)
- Dominant 7(#5)
- Dominant 7(b9)
- Dominant 7(#9)
- Dominant 7(b5b9)
- Dominant 7(b5#9)
- Dominant 7(#5b9)
- Dominant 7(#5#9)
- Suspended 2
- Suspended 4
- Suspended 7th
- Add 9
- Add 11
- Diminished 7th
- Slash Chords*
* = Special detailed section.
Do I need to know theory to understand the book?
If you want to dive deeper there is a section on theory guiding you step-by-step through all that is required to build and understand chords. Essentially, you’ll be able to reverse-engineer any ukulele chord by the time you’re done.
Where do I get the print version?
What’s up with the money-back guarantee on the ebook?
If you’re not happy with the ebook, I don’t want your money.
Just drop me a line if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase and I will send you a full refund – no questions asked.
Please note: I can only honor this with the ebook version. The physical book is printed on demand per order and cannot be returned by me or anyone else.
So how do I contact you?