MACHIDAS MAGICAL MUSICAL MOVEMENTS
Hey gang, UGHs been blessed once more! Al Machida has graced us with his knowledge and experience of a musical lifetime (and still going strong). Al will be contibuting a new monthly column about the playing of the ukulele. Al Machida has been as original member of the Kahauanu Lake Trio and has played professionally for over 30 years. You can catch him at the Kahala Madarin Hotel in the Plumeria Caf. Als a guild member and willing to share, so here goes.
Starting off with passing chords. Passing chords are intermediate transition chords which provide fill ins when moving from a Major chord to a Dominant 7th or from a Minor chord to a Major chord.
Example # 1: Going from F major to D7 chord? Try adding in between this passing cord sequence: Cm, G augmented and Eb major 6.
Should look like this: F major (passing chords) Cm, G + augmented, Eb major 6 , D7
Heres some more passing chords: A minor, C + (augmented), C
D minor, F + (augmented), F
Heres more: F7 (Passing Chord) F9, C diminished, F7
A7 (Passing Chord) A9, G diminished, A7
D7 (Passing Chord) D9, C diminished, D7
E7 (Passing Chord) E9, F diminished, E7
G minor (Passing Chord) Gm, Gb+ (augmented), Bb6
This should be enough to get wet, play with the combos and add them to your repetoire.