Basic Ukulele Chords For Beginning Players

- Apr 01, 2019-

When you first started playing the ukulele, it could be quite irresistible, especially if it's your first time playing, difficult chord diagram, painful fingers, tapping, feeling the rhythm, tables, etc... There are dozens of chords and hundreds of ways to play them (see all off Ukulele Chords). Although the Ukulele chord diagram has shown you the easiest way to play all the "main chords" (180 total), it can be streamlined down quite a bit more.

Major Chords

Everything starts with seven main chords: A, B, C, D, E, F, G (=La, Ti, Re, Fa, Sol). The most important of this list are A, C, D, E, F, and G, so basically they are all except the B chord. Fortunately, B doesn't have that much use because it's not that easy to play. Another chord that is not easy to play is the E chord, which unfortunately is used in many songs. That's why I wrote a special guide for this E chord. Help on how to play "horrible" E chords can be found here.

Minor Chords

After the major chord, we have minor chords.The minor chords are widely used, they give a more intimate feel, and the rhythm of the major chords is faster and happier. When you first started learning, the most important ones are Am, DM and EM.

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Seventh Chords

Some people may argue about this, but I personally think that the 7th chords are also very important, in fact they are not difficult to fight! They can add a trendy and trendy feel to the song and use it a lot in jazz, soul, and residential songs. My favorite is F7, but I would recommend learning all of them (except B7). It can also help you improvise and make songs more interesting.


In my opinion, these are the basic chords that every ukulele player should start with. If you know all the chords listed on this page (with a few exceptions), you can play a variety of songs. Keep in mind that you can always convert songs to other keys to make it easier!

Want to learn more chords? Check out, which contains files for almost all ukulele chords. It allows you to select a chord that immediately shows how to play chords on a ukulele. All chord diagrams have free A2 posters and A4 PDFs.

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