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Understanding a `Ukulele Chord Diagram

The basic `Ukulele chord diagram explained.

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2005 UPDATED: Jul 24, 2011 • VIEWS: 187 • LESSON CODE: UL104

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnerchords

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Understanding a `Ukulele Chord Diagram

There're a lot different ways to show chord shapes, diagrams and images on a fretted instrument. This is the basic chord diagram I use in all my lessons and book.

In this lesson the basic chord diagram as used for ukulele is explained.

A Ukulele Chord Grid or Diagram is a graphic representation of the fingerboard shape of a particular chord.

Typically in a vertical ortientation to save space when used in lead sheets and sheet music.

It can also be in a monospaced text representation.

Text Representation

In text, such as an email it can be indicated as the fret number from string four (nose) to string one (toes).

The G7 below it would be: 0 2 1 2

Ukulele Chord Diagram

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