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Ukulele Chords - Triads, Strings 1 2 3

Major triads using strings 1 2 3.

PUBLISHED: Jan 22, 2014 UPDATED: Feb 25, 2019 • VIEWS: 42 • LESSON CODE: UL700e

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: chartchordsreferencetriads

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Ukulele Chords - Triads, Strings 1 2 3

These chords are movable chord forms based on core 4-part seventh chords and triads with duplicated and/or omitted notes.

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

The downloaded chart is for Lefties. The lessons material and links to lessons here are for Right Handed plays. But, I've found that that left-handed players pretty quickly adopt to right handed material and world at large.

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

Understandably this is one of the most popular and top lessons on the site. Chords are what we do the most on ukulele as you can't know too many chords. But, in the long run, 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 on this chord chart, and when you venture past the third fret, you'll see that it's not as foreign chord territory as you might have thought.

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**, 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 and their seventh chords:


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These lessons explore both. Using triads as chords like any other chord and using triads as a basis for creating melodies and improvising.

Traditional and Contemporary Triads • Updated: Feb 20, 2014

triad is a three note chord. In traditional chord theory there are four traditional triad chord types: major, minor, diminished and augmented. And four contemporary triad chord types: sus2, sus4, add2 and add9.

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