Here in this series of ukulele video lessons, we will look at chord progression in “D”. As you continue your training, you need to start learning more about various chords, how those chords work together, and about chord progression. Playing a progression is simpler to do than most people think. They can be a nice, fast way to start sounding great on the ukulele. Even those who are just starting out and who know a few chords, along with the basic strumming pattern, should be able to do this without too much trouble. Let’s look at the different chords you will need for this progression.
You will learn two different methods of learning the progression here. Both of these sound great, and they are fun to play.
Both of these types of chord progression in “D” will sound fantastic with your basic strumming pattern. Of course, once you learn the basics and can go up and down with the progression, you can start to alternate the rhythm and the patterns to make it sound a bit different if you like.
When you are learning to play the chord progression in “D”, you may want to have a ukulele chord chart in front of you to make things a bit easier. This is helpful if you have not yet memorized the chords. Since there are so few involved here, it should not be too difficult to master though.
Let’s look at the chords a bit closer if you don’t have a chart handy, so you can see just what you need to do with your fingers.
Many people look at the chord progressions and think that they will never be able to do them because they look complex. If you notice though, the chord progression really is quite simple. You can learn them quickly and put them into practice. Playing through the chord progression and altering your strum pattern sounds great, and you are making real music with your ukulele!
When you first start the chord progression in “D”, do you know what will happen? It will go slowly and awkwardly, and it probably won’t sound very good. That’s natural! When you are first learning any chord progression, it takes time to learn the movement from one chord to another. Your fingers need to train and grow accustomed to this. Even though it might be difficult the first few times you run through the progression, you will find that it gets better quickly. The more you practice the better it will sound!Return to Home Page