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Prefer web printouts of comparable diagrams
on July 11, 2013
OK product, I guess, but some of the concepts are explained insufficiently or are confusing, for example, some "movable chord" diagrams call for bar on frets yet show a four-finger configuration in which none of the frets would be barred (e.g., pg. 29).
Also, the font used on pgs. 46-47 ("Magic Chord Accompaniment Guide") is rather small to be read easily by indirect lamp light. Even in daylight, the # and b marks are just too small/compressed to be entirely legible.
Too bad there are no handy charts to show the most-used chords in higher octaves, e.g., different places/ways on the fretboard to play F major (other than the standard, top-of-the-neck configuration, and other than deciphering the movable-chord charts). For those higher-octave variations, I much prefer using the excellent "Ukulele Fretboard" app on my phone, though I'd rather have a booklet showing the same thing.
Also, there's too much extraneous info for a "Ukulele Chord Dictionary." A whole page on "how to hold the ukulele," and another uselessly showing all the names of the ukulele parts. And why include several pages on standard music-reading notation (lines: e-g-b-d-f; spaces: f-a-c-e; depictions of whole notes, half-notes, quarter-notes, etc.) when the stated purpose of the booklet is chords, and the guide includes no standard sheet music? Nor anything about tablature.