Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2019

Artichoke Coffeehouse
Portland, Oregon May 31
more info

Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 1
more info

Caravan Gogh Trio
Portland, Oregon June 1
more info

Tigard Ukulele Group
Tigard, Oregon June 2
more info

Shipley Center
Sequim, Washington June 3
more info

Jansen Art Center
Lynden, Washington June 6
more info

Dusty Strings
Seattle, Washington June 8
more info

We Love Ukulele Fest
Coquitlam, BC Canada June 9
more info

Spokane Ukestra
Spokane, Washington June 11
more info

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

Camp Oo Koo Lay Lay
Lake Berryessa, Calif. June 19-23
more info

Valley Ukulele Society
Folsom, California June 25
more info

Aria School of Music
Reno, Nevada June 25
more info

Modesto Funstrummers
Modesto, California June 28
more info

The Strum Shop
Roseville, California June 29
more info

ABQ Ukekopelli Fest
ABQ, New Mexico Sept. 27-29
more info

Ukulele Music Info Logo
Visit Ukulele Music Info.com
 

Europa: Use The Circle!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2010 by dville

Aldrine Guerrero from Ukulele Underground has posted a very nice play-along version of Santana’s Europa on YouTube. But before trying to memorize all the chords, first try mapping the chord progression out on a Circle of 5ths.

The key is D minor which we’ll number as i. Notice that the IV chord is to the left of the root and the V chord is to the right. The chord progression starts on the iv (Gm) moves to the VII7 (C7) to the III (F) then a quick turnaround to the v (Am) and back to the root (Dm/follow the black arrows). The second half of the A Part (red arrows) again starts on Gm then goes to A7 (which has the tension) that forces the progression to resolve back to the D minor. Then there is a quick Dm to A7 to Dm turnaround. This chord progression continues throughout the tune.

Mapping chord progressions on the Circle of 5ths is a great way to begin to understand the underlying concept of tension and resolution found in Western music.

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


© 2012-2019 Jim d'Ville play ukulele by ear  |  graphics and layout by lindesign  |  built and maintained by Gray's Web Design                   Top