Chord Library

Find out how to play any chord on the ukulele.

Our library consists of hundreds of chords, which makes it one of the largest ukulele chord libraries on the internet. Just select a chord below.

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Using the Ukulele Chord Library Tool

Explore and learn to play over 788 ukulele chords.

To find a chord, select the root note of the chord from the first drop down. Then, select the chord’s quality from the second drop down (major, minor, maj7, min7, etc.).

Voila! The chord of your choosing appears in the chord diagram.

Try looking up the following most common and essential ukulele chords:

  • C major
  • F major
  • A minor
  • G7
  • D7

For a complete beginner’s introduction into must-know ukulele chords and how to use those chords to play songs, download the free ukulele lesson book Your First Ukulele Lesson and Then Some.

Discover a New Sound With Chord Variations

The fun thing about ukulele is there are multiple ways to play the same chord across the ukulele fretboard.

Finding an alternate way to play the same chord is an exciting way to add variety to the sound of your playing.

To discover new chord variations, tap the arrows to left or right of the chord diagram to scroll through and see all available variations.

How to Read Ukulele Chord Diagrams

Not sure how to read the chord diagram above? Not a problem.

A chord diagram is designed to look like a ukulele fretboard, as if the ukulele was positioned in a vertical, upright position.

The top thick black bar represents the nut the ukulele.

From left to right, the four vertical lines represent the strings of the ukulele (GCEA).

The thinner horizontal black lines indicate the frets of the ukulele.

The black filled-in circles represent the spot where you position a finger to play a chord. The open, empty circles indicate strings in the chord that ring completely open.

The numbers below the chord diagram indicated a suggested fingering for the chord. The number 1 indicates the index finger, number 2 the middle finger, number 3 the ring finger, and number 4 the little finger. Keep in mind these are just suggested fingerings. You might find a different or easier way to position your fingers for a ukulele chord.

For example, select a “C major” chord. The chord diagram indicates you place your ring finger (number 3) on the 3rd fret of the A-string. The other strings ring open.

Not sure how to identify the parts of the ukulele (nut, frets, strings, etc.)? We got you covered. Read this helpful lesson on the parts of the ukulele here.

Putting Chords Together to Play Songs

The point of expanding your “vocabulary” of ukulele chords is to be able to play more and more of your favorite songs on the ukulele.

Head over to the Ukulele Songs page to get the chord charts.

41 Comments

  1. I like this program. You have so many variations which can be cool to check out but any who’s doing these variations are going to want 6th’s, 9th’s, 13th’s, sus2, sus5, etc. Are you able to add these into your program?

    Good luck on your journey

    Jeff
    Humble Uker
    Humble Baritonics

  2. Jeff, thanks so much for the feedback. The chord library is still a work in progress. I want to continue to add these other qualities as well. It takes a bit of time to input dozens of chords in twelve different keys, so it’s a bit of a slow process, but one that is coming along. I’ll be keeping everyone posted with updates to the chord library on the blog.

    Brett

  3. Jess

    Hey Brett, how hard is it to translate a guitar chord/tabs to ukulele chords/tabs? I know there are some sites that have options for you to change from guitar to ukulele (C) or (D) tuning. But there are some songs Im looking for that are not listed in ukulele formats, ex. Beach Boys songs.. haha.. Please advise!! Thanks! :)

    • Jess, if I’m understanding your question correctly, what I would do is find the guitar chords and lyrics of the songs you want and then just look up the chord positions on ukulele using this chord finder. The guitar chords would be just fine to use as they would be the same chords on ukulele in the same key. You would just need to figure out the finger positions on ukulele. Tabs would be a whole other thing and probably pretty difficult to translate to ukulele. Someone would have to transcribe it to ukulele.

  4. Keith M

    Hi Brett..I know it has been said but I like this chart but really like the Chord Variations that it gives. Thanks for including this.
    I use a Metronnome but unless I missed it that is all this site needs to completely round out to provide everything needed to learn ukulele..Keep up the good work. And I enjoy you ebook also..

    I was wondering who does your website? And what program you are using if you do it? I spend most of my learning time here. No need to go looking elsewhere..Keith

    • Keith, I really appreciate your kind comments. I do all the programming, developing, and writing content for Ukulele Tricks so it makes me really excited when I hear that these resources have been helpful to someone! I’m hoping to add more chord variations in the future. I like your idea. I’ll have to find a way to get a metronome on here too. A metronome is great for tightening up your rhythm. Thanks for your comments and feedback!

  5. Keith M

    Hi Brett..I set this as my home page..Just a question..On you chord chart. A request that I have, and I know this site is a work in progress, but have you thought about setting up a chord page for the Baritone Ukulele? I have a chord chart I use but was wondering if you have thought about this? I can’t find to much about this Ukelele.
    I checked your Ukulele tuner with my Snark tuner and it is right on for the GCEA and the DGBE tuning and it is a good way to learn how to tune by ear.
    I tune all my ukuleles to the 444 pitch or 528mhz true tune. “Broadcasting the right frequency can help open your heart, prompt peace, and hasten healing. “We now know the love signal, 528 Hertz, is among the six core creative frequencies of the universe”.
    This is just something I tried..Thanks for a great site..Keith

    • Keith, I will definitely keep in mind a baritone ukulele chord library for the future. That is a really cool idea!

  6. Jeff G

    Brett,
    ukulele tabs and chords has a killer app.on the. android market for free. For those with smarts phones its worth a look.

  7. PattieN

    Hi Brett, well i am moving right along i have a number of songs i can play because of your help and inspiration. Love this site, love the chord library too, it has been so helpful to me.

    Now about the keys thing, i have a chart and if i am reading it properly if your playing chords G,Am,Bm,C,D,Em,F#dim that would be in the key of G?

    Thank you for you love of music and playing, you help so many..God Bless you..

    • Pattie, I’m so glad to hear the website has been helpful to you. You are absolutely right that those chords are in the key of G major. Sounds like you are moving right along very well!

  8. Katylin Wonnell

    Hi, Brett-
    Thanks for all you do! So glad I found your site so that I can continue to progress in my uke playing–it’s so fun!

    I’ve run into a C2 chord a couple times in songs I want to play and have really had a hard time finding it on any uke chord chart. Any suggestions?

    Katylin

    • Katylin, I’m glad you dig the website! C2 is sometimes referenced interchangeably with Cadd9. Essentially, in these chords you are adding the second scale degree to the chord. So the second scale degree in a C major chord is a D. So this just means, you have to add a D note into your C major chord.

      All to say, you can play this chord by placing your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the second to top string and your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the bottom string. Let the other two strings ring completely open.

      Or you could just put a finger on the 5th fret of the bottom string. Just let the top three strings ring completely open.

      Either way works, but as you’ll notice, they do have a little bit of a different texture to them.

      • Katylin Wonnell

        Thanks! I’ve never played guitar so I’m still learning how to think in chords, but your explanation made perfect sense thanks to the bit of music theory I learned in high school band (and piano lessons). I do need to work on learning some uke scales!

        I appreciate your consistently prompt replies!

  9. Emillie H

    Just got my Ukulele today and i found this really helpfull its a really good way to see because when you just see the normal ones it is harder to figure out so thanx xx ,<3

  10. Just had a good look at your cord library, its fantastic! just the thing for a total “rookie” many thanx

  11. leanna

    hey there,
    I’ve inherited my uncles baritone uke. So, I’ve come to realize that it’s in G, right? many of the chords are for C instruments.
    I am a guitar player, so I get the last 4 strings DGBA. So should I just think about it from a guitar players brain. Moat ot the videos are concert, or C ululeles.
    so,can you play the same stuff just a 5th higher. forgive me it’s late and I can’t think, but want to play my UKE
    I guess I just need to search baritone uke sites?
    Nice stuff btw.
    Thanks

    • Hey Leanna, I’ve had so many people ask me about the baritone ukulele lately. Unfortunately, as you’ve probably noticed, I don’t really have any lessons geared towards the baritone. I’m also a guitar player too, so I would try to approach it primarily from a guitar players perspective. This means looking up guitar chords and just paying attention to the bottom four strings fingering.

      If you wanted to get a similar sound to a standard ukulele, you could capo your baritone uke up five frets. This would allow you to play along with the lesson videos here on Ukulele Tricks if you wanted.

  12. I have been looking for variations for Uke chords forever and could never find them. This is a great idea and having it displayed on a fretboard is awesome too. Good luck with the growing library.

    • Thanks for your comment, Sarah! I’m glad you like it.

  13. Matthew

    Thanks for making this library available, it is really useful. Do you have or know of a chart I could print out that has all of these variations? I’d like to see all of the chords at the same time to make it easier to compare and reference them quickly.

    • Hey Matthew, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a chart like this that you could print out with all the variations. I would be inclined to just jot out the chord variations I’m interested in on a piece of paper. That might be your best option.

  14. Hi Brett! I am so loving your website here! I’m learning all your Christmas songs posted here and I love them! Can you tell me though what fingers are suggested for playing the F minor chord? Is it first finger on G, second finger on C, then stretch the pinky to the note on A? Thanks for all the hard work you put into this!

    Oh, and I submitted for the ukulele beginner book…but haven’t received it y et…I may be too impatient:)

    • Hey Jennifer, not a problem! For your F minor chord, you would place your index finger on the 1st fret of the top string. Then you would place your middle finger on the 1st fret of the second to bottom string. On the bottom string, you would place your pinky on the 3rd fret.

      Also, check your email. I emailed you the lesson book! Enjoy :)

    • Update: I tried emailing you, but your email bounced back at me. Contact me through the contact page here on Ukulele Tricks and I will be able to send it your way!

  15. john scott

    In the intro to Somewhere over the Rainbow there is a chord called Fadd9 ????? what is it???

    • Hi John, Fadd9 is played 2030. You might your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the top string and your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the second to bottom string.

  16. Jamie

    I’m having trouble with chord variations. I saved some charts on my computer to have as instant visual references, and they show Am7 as being the 4th fret of the second string and 3rd frets of the third and fourth string. But you show it as all strings open. Am I missing something really obvious? I have been playing for about 2 months now, and you, plus my tenacious attitude, are my only driving forces.:)(Don’t think it matters, but I am playing a concert size?) Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Jamie, with chords, there are a gazillion different ways you can play them on the ukulele. The variations are just different positions for playing the chords. It’s possible that my variations are a little different than the book you have. This is okay. It just gives you more creative options. :)

      • Jamie

        Thanks Brett!
        I also wanted to ask you about a buzzing sound that I sometimes hear when I am strumming chords. Am I doing something incorrectly, or could it be b/c I have new strings?

        • It could be that you are not pressing down on the strings hard enough, or it could be that you are pressing on the strings just fine, but the string is buzzing on a fret higher up the fretboard. There’s nothing you can do about this unless you have someone look at the ukulele and shave down those frets a little bit. I would ensure your finger position is okay. You can isolate where the buzz is coming from by playing a chord and plucking each individual note of the chord. If you notice on one of the notes there is a buzzing, then try to move your finger around to see if you can get the buzz to go away.

  17. Camilee Beall

    Hi Brett,
    Loving your lessons.
    My fingers have a hard time with E major, so I found that my fingers can play variation 6 of E major, but when I stum this far down on the fret board- the strings are so tight that it does not sound pretty- any suggestions.?
    Thanks,
    Camilee

    • Ahh, yes. That chord can be challenging because it gets pretty high up the fretboard. Have you tried looking at variation #5? You might try practicing that one. It takes a bit more strength, but it’s a common chord positioned used at different places on the fretboard, and it’s a bit lower on the fretboard.

      Whenever I notice a chord not ringing out clearly, what I like to do is pluck each individual string of the chord and see which string is not ringing out clearly. Once I find the trouble string(s), then, I try to move my finger into a position that allows the string to ring clearly. That helps me isolate what’s going wrong for the chord.

      E major is one of the toughest chords, so I commend you for taking on the challenge! :)

  18. Bill M

    In reference to Patty N’S Jan 28,2011 comment, the fifth cord in the key of G is D7 (dominant 7th)and the seventh chord is F#dim7 if you are playing a ukulele-because you are strumming four strings creating four tones which is a dim7 and not simply a three tone dim chord

    I noticed in your triad chord section you called it correctly a diminished chord and in your chord finder section you are correctly stating dim7

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