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Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart for Lefties FREE LESSON
Published: Dec 8, 2011 Updated: Nov 22, 2017, • 4731

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Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart for Lefties

A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know. For Lefties!

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

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A core set of basic chords that ALL Ukulele players, even lefties - should know in five common keys: C, G, D, A and E. With the common seventh chords in every key.

The chart is organized in common keys and covers basic chords in those 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 will allow you to play quite a few popular songs.

This chart is great for new members of ukulele clubs and is organized into common keys of the songs that are most popular played at ukulele jams.

Understandably this is one of the most popular lessons on the site. Chords are what you do the most on ukulele.

Master these open position chords and when you venture past the third fret you will see that it's not as foreign chord territory as you might have thought.

See the Related Material / Related Lessons for individual lessons for each of the common keys of C, G, D, A, and E that are covered in this *Basic Open Position Chord Chart*. Each lesson covers the key signature, primary and secondary chords and common progressions for the key.

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!

Did I mention it.s FREE.

Several years ago I created a series of lessons called [A Chord a Week](/lessons/code. UL200). 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 and their seventh chords:

The chart is also available for *Lefties.

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