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Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want to Know: A Comprehensive Guide

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Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
by Barry Maz

4.2 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 4240 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 105 pages
Lending : Enabled

The ukulele is a versatile instrument that can be used to play a wide variety of music, from traditional Hawaiian songs to modern pop hits. One of the most important aspects of ukulele playing is learning how to play chords. In this guide, we will cover all the essential ukulele chords that players want to know, from beginner to advanced.

Beginner Chords

The following chords are a great place to start for beginner ukulele players. They are relatively easy to learn and can be used to play a wide variety of songs.

  • C Major
  • Am Minor
  • F Major
  • G Major
  • Dm Minor

Fingerings and Voicings

The fingerings and voicings for the beginner chords are shown in the following table.

ChordFingeringsVoicings
C Major0003C-E-G
Am Minor0022A-C-E
F Major1332F-A-C
G Major3200G-B-D
Dm Minor0012D-F-A

Strumming Patterns

Once you have learned the fingerings and voicings for the beginner chords, you can start practicing strumming patterns. The following are a few basic strumming patterns that you can use to play a variety of songs.

  • Down-Up-Down-Up
  • Down-Down-Up
  • Down-Up-Down-Down-Up

Intermediate Chords

Once you have mastered the beginner chords, you can start learning some intermediate chords. These chords are a little more challenging to learn, but they will open up a wider variety of songs that you can play.

  • C7 Major 7th
  • Am7 Minor 7th
  • Fmaj7 Major 7th
  • G7 Dominant 7th
  • Dm7 Minor 7th

Fingerings and Voicings

The fingerings and voicings for the intermediate chords are shown in the following table.

ChordFingeringsVoicings
C7 Major 7th00031C-E-G-B
Am7 Minor 7th00221A-C-E-G
Fmaj7 Major 7th13321F-A-C-E
G7 Dominant 7th32001G-B-D-F
Dm7 Minor 7th00121D-F-A-C

Strumming Patterns

The strumming patterns that you can use with the intermediate chords are the same as the strumming patterns that you can use with the beginner chords. However, you may want to experiment with different strumming patterns to find ones that sound good with the songs that you are playing.

Advanced Chords

Once you have mastered the intermediate chords, you can start learning some advanced chords. These chords are more challenging to learn, but they will give you the ability to play more complex songs.

  • C6 Major 6th
  • Am6 Minor 6th
  • Fmaj6 Major 6th
  • Gmaj6 Major 6th
  • Dm6 Minor 6th

Fingerings and Voicings

The fingerings and voicings for the advanced chords are shown in the following table.

ChordFingeringsVoicings
C6 Major 6th00032C-E-G-A
Am6 Minor 6th00222A-C-E-F
Fmaj6 Major 6th13322F-A-C-D
Gmaj6 Major 6th32002G-B-D-E

Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
by Barry Maz

4.2 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 4240 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 105 pages
Lending : Enabled
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Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
by Barry Maz

4.2 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 4240 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 105 pages
Lending : Enabled
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