Did you know with just a couple chords, you can play hundreds of songs on ukulele?
This means if you master these basic chords you’re half way to playing most songs out there!
Pretty cool, huh?
Now, there’s more to playing songs than just chords, such as strumming, but chords is where it all begins.
In this video, selected from the Strum Your First Four Songs course in the the Club Ukulele online video lesson library, learn three must-know ukulele chords.
Remember new chord positions take time for your fingers to get used to. It’s important to take a deep breath, take things slow and enjoy the process of learning ukulele!
You can do this.
To play C major, place the ring finger on the 3rd fret of the bottom A-string. Let the top three strings ring open.
To play F major, place the middle finger on the 2nd fret of the top g-string and index finger on the 1st fret of the E-string. Let the other two strings ring open.
To play G7, place the middle finger on the 2nd fret of the C-string, index finger on the 1st fret of the E-string, and ring finger on the 2nd fret of the bottom A-string.
Practice each of these chords by positioning your fingers for the chord and strumming down across the strings with your strumming hand. Listen to make sure every string and note rings out nice and clear.
You use these chords to play your first song on ukulele. Watch out for a lesson tomorrow.
By learning the ukulele in small easy steps, you’re building the foundations you need to make beautiful-sounding music.
Keep up the great work!
Note: The videos for this free lesson were selected from the Strum Your First Four Songs course in the Club Ukulele online video lesson membership. I’m giving you these premium videos for no cost because I want you to see how you can make music on the ukulele. To get the full step-by-step, easy-to-follow course and over a dozen other courses for beginner to intermediate ukulele players, join Club Ukulele today.