Chords on Ukulele
When you want to learn to play you need to learn the chords on Ukulele.
Ukulele chords are displayed as chord chart. It is a lot of them on the net, but some of them can frighten a beginner. So, find one that is for your level and for the strings you have.
The chords are according to the tuning. If you have your C-tuned it will not be the same chords as if you have it D-tuned.
Links to cords on Ukulele:
Here are some links that shows you Ukulele chords.
Chords (GCEA) (C-tuned)
Chord chart ADFB (D-tuned)
Chords on a Baritone Ukulele:
Baritone Ukulele chord chart.
Chords on a left-handed Ukulele:
Left-handed (GCEA) Ukulele chord chart.
Many apps give you also the cords. Here are two examples from Android. There are several more.
How to play the Ukulele chords
This link also shows you how to play the chords: Uke Buddy
Print out the chord chart so you have them for some of our other sites as Ukulele Chord Progressions.
If you want to learn to play specific songs, the net and YouTube are fantastic teachers.
For instance if you want to learn “Lean On Me”, “Count On Me” or “Take On Me” just search: lean on me ukulele chords (the cords are C, F, Em and G for playing this song on an easy way), count on me ukulele chords (C, Em, Am, G, F and Dm) or take on me ukulele chords (A, Bm, Dbm, D, F, Gbm and G). Then you can find perfect teachers for your level that shows you how to play it.
If you are a beginner, we will suggest you start with something easy.
Which cords to start with
There are several experts out there that have an opinion on which chord you shall start with for learning to play the chords. We guess it depends on what kind of music you like.
C, E, A, F and D is probably a particularly good start, but we prefer C, Am, F, G7 and G.
For Ukuleles tuned GCEA:
With these chords you can play a lot of songs. C, Am, F, G7 is also a good progression that you can play in a loop. Se the article about Ukulele chords progressions.
Be aware that some of the cords can be a bit difficult to play, or have in a progression, for a beginner. Do not start with the difficult stuff!
For some of the more difficult cords there can be an alternative for make them easier to play. Example: E cord. It can be easier for you to have your long finger over the two upper strings. Then you use 3 fingers instead of 4. Try it out.
Another example: If you are playing a song with G and G7, you can try to use the little finger on the E string, ring finger on A and long finger on C in G cord and pointer on the E string in G7.
The G6 cord – may be a favourite?
G6 = Em7, Gmaj9, Asus4