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Ukulele Chords | How to Play Ukulele

Ukulele Chords | How to Play Ukulele

Posted by Austin Bazaar on 19th Aug 2015

Knowing how to play chords is an invaluable skill for the beginner ukulele player. Check out the following videos to learn how to read ukulele tabs and get some easy ukulele chords under your belt!

Ukulele chord diagram

A chord is a harmonic combination of notes that rings out together at the same time. When someone strums multiple strings of the ukulele in one swoop (rather than plucking one string at a time) they are playing chords.

Ukulele Chord diagrams like the ones shown in the image above represent the neck of the ukulele, so that you know where to put down your fingers to create the desired chord. One of the easiest ways to get started playing the ukulele is to learn how to read these diagrams.

Since different types of ukulele are tuned differently, we've put together two different videos explaining how to read and play ukulele chords. The first video includes chords for soprano, concert, and tenor ukuleles and the second video covers baritone ukulele chords.

*Before you begin, make sure your ukulele is in tune! Check out this post to learn how to tune your ukulele.

Intro to Ukulele Chords - Soprano, Concert & Tenor


Intro to Ukulele Chords - Baritone


Ukulele Chord Charts and Songbooks!

Click the chord charts below for FREE printable guides for beginner ukulele players, including some easy-to-learn songs! 

Ukulele Songbook for Soprano, Concert, Tenor Songbook for Baritone
Soprano, Concert, and Tenor Ukuleles
Baritone Ukuleles

Practicing Ukulele Chords - Techniques and Tips

Once you've got down the basics about how to read ukulele chord diagrams, check out the following video for ukulele practice techniques to improve your skills!


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