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Select a Chord
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
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.