How to understand Ukulele Chord Diagram in 2 minutes

December 27, 2017

How to understand Ukulele Chord Diagram in 2 minutes

As a beginner, it's good to be acquainted with the ukulele chord diagrams. It's something that you need to be comfortable with when you practice new chords.

If you want to learn faster, these chord boxes are your friendly guide to make your life easier to master a chord.

Here's a quick lesson to help you understand how it goes:

It may look complicated but the image below will show you how easy it is to read the chords.

Ukulele chord diagram

The chord box on the lower left is showing you the C7 chord.

Now, go ahead and hold your Ukulele upright and take a look at the frets. You can easily see the similarities to the diagram. The horizontal lines refer to the frets while the vertical lines represent the strings.

The C7 chord diagram is showing the dot placed at the first fret on string number 4. You can play this chord with any finger of your choice but ideally, it makes sense to use index finger to allow an easy transition from one chord to another.

Quick tip:

Always consider the transition from one chord to another whenever you place your finger on each string. This will depend on the way the chords are stacked up in the song you are trying to learn.

There you have it, you just learned how to easily read the chord diagram in 2 minutes. Take note that not all chord diagrams will show which finger to use so you have to keep practicing to allow yourself to find which finger is more comfortable to use on each string.

Now go ahead and learn the Ukulele basic chords for beginners.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Cheap vs Expensive Ukuleles: What’s The Difference?
Cheap vs Expensive Ukuleles: What’s The Difference?

July 09, 2020

Are you wondering what the differences are between a cheap ukulele and a moderately priced ukulele (we’ll skip the uber-expensive ones for now)? Is it worth the increase in price, or should you start with something cheap? That’s exactly what I want to talk about today. How to find the best ukulele for you at the best value. Emphasis on value. More on that in a bit.

View full article →

How To Play
How To Play "You Are My Sunshine" On Ukulele

June 30, 2020

One of the classics that is quite popular is the song, “You Are My Sunshine”. It’s a happy song that we think has a great melody to play on the ukulele. Popularized by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell in 1939, this song has been declared as one of the state songs of Louisiana, USA because of its association with Davis.

View full article →

When Should You Change Ukulele Strings?
When Should You Change Ukulele Strings?

June 23, 2020

Pop quiz: When was the last time you changed the strings on your ukulele? Do they need to be changed now? If not, when do they need to be changed? Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer! That’s exactly why we’re here today. For beginner and even intermediate ukulele players, this is a big question. After all, unlike batteries that just stop working, strings can last a really long time.

View full article →