Basic Ukulele Chords
How to read an ukulele chord diagram?
To read a ukulele chord diagram is not difficult. You just need to imagine watching at a ukulele fretboard in front of you. The headstock would be at the top. The body of the ukulele would be at the bottom. The vertical lines of the diagram are the strings G C E A from left to right (this is the standard ukulele tuning). The frets are the horizontal lines. Unfortunately, for many beginners, learning ukulele chords and shapes this way is not that easy. Therefore, we decided to visualize ukulele chords diagrams and shapes in a different way. We positioned them on a 3D fretboard! Now the chord shape looks the same way it would look like if you hold a ukulele in your hands and you placed your fingers on the fretboard. Thanks to our 3D Visualization Tool reading ukulele chords diagrams and chord shapes is easy and fun.
Our 3D tool displays Ukulele Chords and shapes in two different ways:
- In a standard way- as a standard diagram where each chord diagram has dots. The dot represents the placement of your finger and the number inside the dot shows you which finger to use. The strings are illustrated as vertical lines – G C E A string from left to right, and the frets are the horizontal lines.
- In 3D way with a visualized 3D ukulele with colored dots placed directly on the fretboard (also called the fingerboard) and a diagram of a hand with colored fingers. All ukulele chord diagrams are represented by different colored dots placed on the 3D fretboard. Each dot has a unique color that represents the placement of a particular finger. Instead of a number, the finger has a unique color which is the same as the color of the dot, on top of which, the finger has to be placed.
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The ukulele is a fantastic instrument and it is easy to learn. All you need to do is to start with basic ukulele chords for beginners. These are pretty easy to pick up and If you learn some of the chords listed on this page, you will be able to play hundreds of songs. Despite the fact that many songs can be played with just 3 or 4 chords from the list above, you should always try to learn and practice new chords. Practice every day. This way your fingers will develop muscle memory and you won’t need to look at the fretboard to make sure whether you have positioned your fingers on the strings correctly. Watch ukulele videos, play along with ukulele music, make your own song covers and learn from the best ukulele players. Their music will inspire and motivate you.