How to coax much more music out of your little uke.

MOVABLE CHORDS on ukulele — the WHAT and WHY

Most of us get started on uke because it’s cute and fun and easy to learn.

But —

Once you start progressing in your playing, you start to realize all the sounds you CAN'T get with those lovely, easy beginner chords.

What do the “pros” do to coax so much music out the tiny 4-string uke?

Meeting Movable Chords — Your Lovable Friends!

Movable chords are simply chord shapes that can be played in different positions up and down the neck of the ukulele, allowing you to play new chords without having to learn entirely new shapes. 

In other words:

  • almost infinite number of NEW chords
  • that require almost NO memorization (throw away that chord dictionary!)

This skill is incredibly useful to

  • make simple songs sound more interesting by adding variety
  • make chord changes EASIER by keeping them physically close together
  • instantly transpose to any key, even a weird one like Eb, to match your singing pitch or another instrument
  • and my favorite benefit: you're most of the way to playing MELODY over your own strumming accompaniment — it feels like a magic trick!

Physically, movable chords are NOT HARD! — You're asking your fingers to do only slightly different things than they already know how to do.

The secret, of course, is UNDERSTANDING HOW to use the great power that movable chords unleashes!

That's really about the upcoming workshop is all about.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a whole new toolbox of chords to work with and a greater understanding of the fretboard.

So, if you’re interested in taking your uke skills to the next level, this workshop is for you! And don’t worry if you’re still unsure about what movable chords even are, we’ll cover that too.


The course is divided into 4 sections, and is organized so you can find your way around easily.

  • SESSION 1: We cover the basics and learn the first set of movable chords, and some sneaky tricks to help you remember all the bits
  • SESSION 2: A deeper dive, so now we can use this info to make songs in a fun, new way
  • SESSION 3: Expanding the vocabulary with minor and 7th chords, so we can play any songs that come along
  • SESSION 4: After all that build, let's put all the pieces together to play melody lines, and to improvise a chord solo.

Hope you can join us!

— Danno

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