Ukulele Video Lessons - Major Chords

These ukulele video lessons will help you to learn how to play chords properly, and this is, most certainly, one of the basic skills you will need if you want to play at any sort of a serious level. The major chords are among the most commonly used and are characterized by a bright and open sound. They’re typically notated with the capital letter of the root note of the cord, sometimes being specified as major, though unspecified chords typically are assumed to be major ones. If you have a ukulele chord chart , you may want to take it out and use it with this video.



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  • A: Play this chord by placing your first finger on the first fret of the C string and your middle finger on the second fret of the G string.
  • B: Fret this cord utilizing your pointer finger to hold down the two bottom strings on the second fret. Your middle finger frets the third fret on the C string and your ring finger the fourth on the G string.
  • C: This is one of the easiest of chords. Use your ring finger to fret the A string on the third fret and strum the other strings open.
  • D: Utilize your pointer finger, middle finger and ring finger to fret the top three strings at the second fret.
  • E: Fret this cord utilizing your first finger on the A string at the second fret, middle finger on the G string at the third fret, ring finger on the C string on the third fret and your pinky on the E string on the third fret.
  • F: Use your pointer finger to fret the E string at the first fret and your middle finger to fret the G string on the third fret.
  • G: For this chord, your pointer finger frets the C string at the second fret, your middle finger the A string at the second fret and your ring finger the E string on the third fret.

Go through this series of chords and do your best to memorize them. They are used so frequently that it’s inevitable that you will memorize all of them after having played for a while, but it’s a good idea to make yourself as familiar as possible right away. Major chords are used to accompany so many pieces of ukulele music that knowing these reflexively is a huge benefit for any player.

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