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Latest From the Ukulele Tricks Blog

5 Different Ways to Play a C Major Chord on Ukulele

An exciting way to take your ukulele playing to the next level is to find new ways to play the same chord on ukulele.

Yes, there are often several different ways to play the same chord on ukulele, and I include many of these chord variations in the Ukulele Tricks Chord Library, but you might be wondering why you’d want to find a different way to play a chord on ukulele.

There are many reasons for why you’d find a new way to play the same chord:

  • Make a chord easier to play
  • Add variety to the song you’re playing
  • Find a new sound
  • Blend together with an accompanying ukulele player
  • Voice a melody note in a chord to be the highest note in the chord (for example, like in chord melody)

In this lesson, I introduce you to the world of finding chord variations on ukulele by showing you how to play a C major chord on ukulele in five different ways.

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