Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart

A core set of basic `ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know.

Published: 08 Dec 2011 Updated: 03 May 2024Visits: 2080Code: UL700a

INSTRUMENTS: Charts Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Chords • Basics • Core • Progressions

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Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart


A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know - at least - in the five common keys of C, G, D, A and E. And, might as well throw in the popular ukulele keys of F and Bb. As well as the seventh chords for common keys.

The chord chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in these keys. Of the 15 possible major and relative minor keys in music. There are five common keys to get started with: C, G, D, A, and E. These keys allow you to play quite a few popular songs. There's more in common between songs that your might think.

This chord chart is great for beginners and new members to ukulele clubs.

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You'll play chords more than anything else on the ukulele.

Understandably, this is one of the most popular and top lessons on LearningUkulele.com. Chords are what we do the most on ukulele, as you can't know too many chords. But, eventually, there are far too many chord shapes to memorize all the possible chords. You need to learn a bit about how they are constructed and work to get beyond this basic chart.

Master the chords in the downloadable PDF file, and when you venture past the third fret, you'll see that it's not as foreign chord territory as you might have thought.

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Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart…

Here are direct links to the Key Signature lessons for the common keys covered in the chart with a lot more information. Each key is a series of lessons covering the primary and secondary chords of the key with common progressions and more!

And, the F and Bb keys mentioned as being somewhat common on ukulele.

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Several years ago I created a series of lessons called A Chord a Week, where each week I took a basic open position chord, which happens to be one of the chords from this chart and went over the chords you can derive from your basic chords.

Here a lot of the chords that are in the first row of the chart are in the A Chord a Week series as well as their seventh chords:

This chord chart is also available for Lefties.


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