Ukulele Workshops

Schedule |Fall 2018

Cadenza Music
St. Paul, Minnesota September 29
more info

Elderly Instruments
Lansing, Michigan October 6
more info

String Along Ukulele
Dundas, ON, Canada October 13
more info

Clinton Uke Krazies
Clinton, IL October 17
more info

Schedule | 2019

Kamloops Ukulele Festival
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 13-16
more info

Previous Events
Ukulele Festival of Scotland UK
West Coast Ukulele Retreat
Kerrville Folk Festival
Ashokan Uke Fest
Melbourne Ukulele Festival Australia
Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway
James Hill Workshops Canada
Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival Australia
Los Angeles Uke Fest
Kamloops Uke Fest
Wine Country Uke Fest
Illawara Folk Festival Australia
Midwest Uke Fest
Reno Ukulele Festival

Ukulele Music Info Logo
Visit Ukulele Music


Uke Spotlight: Hooktheory

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by dville

A visitor to Play Ukulele By Ear, Sven, brought to my attention a website called Hooktheorythat breaks down the chord progressions to popular songs and puts them into number form.  The number system is the best way to begin to understand the underlying structure of musical compostions.

As you can see in the screen shot example of Time Is On My Side by The Rolling Stones, the structure is your basic I-IV-V (Key of C: C-F-G) chord progression.  That is followed by a vi-V (a minor-G), vi-V/V (the V/V is a 5 of 5 chord which means it is the 5th of the 5th, in this case a 5th above G is D or II-D Major).

The colored squares at the top of the example give you the melody notes to the song, and you can even change the key the song is played back in!  The only drawback is that the entire song is not displayed (probably due to copyright concerns).  Nonetheless, Hooktheory is a great site to start to learn how to start thinking in numbers as opposed to letters when learning new songs.



One Response

  1. PHREDD says:

    Thanks for the tip on! Great sight!

Leave a Reply

Ukulele Tutorials

Playing By Ear

Play Ukulele By Ear 1
Vol. 1 DVD or Download
more info

Play Ukulele By Ear 1.5
Playing By The Numbers
NEW! DVD or Download more info

Play Ukulele By Ear 2
Vol. 2 DVD or Download
more info

Play Ukulele By Ear 3 NEW! Soloing DVD or Download more info


see all products
& descriptions

read reviews

© 2012-2018 Jim d'Ville play ukulele by ear  |  graphics and layout by lindesign  |  built and maintained by Gray's Web Design                   Top