Twitter Bot: UkeChord

by Jordan Eldredge

Edit (May 18, 2012): This bot is now defunct.

I would like to introduce you all to my new creation UkeChord. UkeChord is an automated Twitter robot who will send you ukulele fingerings for any chord you request. Please share your thoughts or improvements in the comments below.

Goal: To offer Ukulele chord fingerings via text message.

Preparation:

  1. Follow Twitter user “ukechord
  2. Configure Twitter to forward direct messages to your phone.

Getting a chord fingering:

  1. Text Twitter (40404) with: “@ukechord” followed by the chord name.
  2. Receive chord fingering.

Below are the chord names it understands. C can be replaced by any note sharp (#) or flat (b):

Chord Notes
C (Root, major 3rd, perfect 5th)
C7 (Root, major 3rd, perfect 5th, minor 7th)
CM7 (Cmaj7) (Root, major 3rd, perfect 5th, major 7th)
C6 (Root, major 3rd, perfect 5th, major 6th)
C9 ([Root], major 3rd, perfect 5th, minor 7th, major 9th)
Cm (Root, minor 3rd, perfect 5th)
Cm7 (Root, minor 3rd, perfect 5th, minor 7th)
Cm6 (Root, minor 3rd, perfect 5th, major 6th)
Cm9 ([Root], minor 3rd, perfect 5th, minor 7th, major 9th)
Cdim (Root, minor 3rd, diminished 5th, diminished 7th)
C5 (Root, perfect 5th)
Csus4 (Root, perfect 4th, perfect 5th)
C7sus4 (Root, perfect 4th, minor 7th)
Caug (C+5) (Root, minor 3rd, augmented 5th)
C7aug (C7+5) (Root, minor 3rd, augmented 5th, diminished 7th)

It may be able to figure out other chords, but it is guaranteed to understand these.