Ukulele Chords: Basic & Advanced Chords Complete Guide

Ukulele Chords

Hello Ukulelians, Here we are brought to you the Ukulele chords complete guide with explanation and playing pattern. Also here we are sharing Basic information about every ukulele chord. Hope you’ll enjoy…

Table of Contents

What we learn?

In this Article, we learn following things:

  • What is Chords?
  • Type of Chords
  • All Ukulele Major and Minor Chords
  • Explanation of how to play chords?

So lets Begin…

What is Chords?

Chords are the very basic of Ukulele playing. If you are a beginner on ukulele and you dont know anything about it. then first thing which you have to learn is “Chords”

So here main question is what is chords?

If we define it in simple way then we can say “Chord means combination of notes” It can be three or more notes. You just have to combine it together with certain way.

Just remember, chords consist of 3 different notes.

Types of Ukulele Chords

Now its time to learn about types of ukulele chords. here we are made this simple for you and divide it in two parts.

Basic Ukulele Chords and Advance Ukulele Chords. Its also have some sub types. Lets see

Basic Ukulele Chords:

  • Basic Major Chords
  • Basic Minor Chords

Advance Ukulele Chords:

  • Advance Simple Chords
  • Advance Major Chords
  • Advance Minor Chords

Basic Ukulele Chords:

Basic Major Ukulele Chords

1. C Chord / C Major Chord / C Ukulele Chord:

c

C major is a 1st major basic ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. You just need 1 note to hold down with your first finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play C Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

Note: If your chord sound is not come out clearly then you have to check your hold strings. At beginner level you cant press it properly. After practicing, you can play properly.

2. D Chord / D Major Chord / D Ukulele Chord:

d ukulele chord

D major is a 2nd major basic ukulele chord. Its lit bit difficult to play compare to c major. Here you have to hold three strings with different fingers.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play D Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with third finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now, Press 3rd string with second finger on 2nd fret
  • Then, Press 4th string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • After holding following the strings properly. Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

3. E Chord / E Major Chord / E Ukulele Chord:

E major ukulele chord

E major is a 3st major basic ukulele chord. In this chord you have to hold all the strings in proper way. here you will use your all 4 fingers.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play E Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now, Press 2nd string with 4th finger on 4th fret
  • Then, Press 3rd string with 3rd finger on 4th fret of ukulele.
  • last, Press 4th string with 2nd finger on 4th fret of ukulele.
  • After holding these strings properly. Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

4. F Chord / F Major Chord / F Ukulele Chord

f major

F major is a 4th major basic ukulele chord. it is lit bit simple chord compare to E major. Here you have to hold just two notes of ukulele. 

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play F Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • now, press 4th string with second finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

5. G Chord / G Major Chord / G Ukulele Chord

g major

G major is a 5th major basic ukulele chord. Its quiet moderate chord to play. Not so hard as well as not so easy to pick. 

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play G Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with second finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now 3rd finger keep on third fret of second string.
  • Then, hold third string with first finger on second fret.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

6. A Chord / A Major Chord / A Ukulele Chord

A major

A major is a 6th major basic ukulele chord and it is simple chord to play. you just need 2 notes to hold down with your first and second finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play A Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 3rd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then hold 4th string with your second finger on 2nd fret.
  • hold all the strings properly and Strum.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

7. B Chord / B Major Chord / B Ukulele Chord

B major

B major is a 7th major basic ukulele chord. It is quiet interesting chord to play also lit bit hard for beginners but not impossible to play. Just practice it in proper way.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play B Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for second string with 2nd fret.
  • Then press third string with second finger on third fret.
  • and last, hold 4th string with third finger on 4th fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

Basic Minor Ukulele Chords

1. Cm Chord / C Minor Chord / Cm Ukulele Chord

Cm

C minor is a 1st minor basic ukulele chord. Its simple chord to play. You just need three fingers to keep on strings. it is very beautiful chord to play.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play C Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 3rd fret of ukulele.
  • Now press 2nd string with second finger on third fret
  • then keep your third finger on third string and third fret.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

2. Dm Chord / D Minor Chord / Dm Ukulele Chord

Dm

D minor is a 2nd minor basic ukulele chord. Its not that much easy to play as well as difficult. here you have to hold tree notes and strum it together in proper way.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play D Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with third finger on second fret.
  • Now keep your second finger on 4th string with second fret.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

3. Em Chord / E Minor Chord / Em Ukulele Chord

Em

E minor is a 3rd minor basic ukulele chord which is quiet interesting to play. You just need three notes to play. Easily picking chord.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play E Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Then second finger on third fret with second string
  • Now your third finger will be on third string with 4th fret.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • Make sure all the strings will strum together.

4. Fm Chord / F Minor Chord / Fm Ukulele Chord

Fm

F minor is a 4th minor basic ukulele chord. its very simple chord to see but when we hold this…It became very hard to play. 

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play F Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with fourth finger on 3rd fret of ukulele.
  • then, keep second finger on second string with 1st fret.
  • Now, press fourth string with your 1st finger on 1st fret.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

5. Gm Chord / G Minor Chord / Gm Ukulele Chord

Gm

G minor is a 5th minor basic ukulele chord. It is not so easy as well as hard. it is moderate chord. you can play it better after practicing it.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play G Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use 3rd finger for second string with 3rd fret.
  • Then press third string with second finger on second fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

6. Am Chord / A Minor Chord / Am Ukulele Chord

Am

A minor is a 6th minor basic ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. you just need 1 note to hold down with your first finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play A Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 4th string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

7. Bm Chord / B Minor Chord / Bm Ukulele Chord

Bm

B minor is a 7th minor basic ukulele chord. You need to 4 note hold down with your fingers. And strum all the strings at a time. Its lit bit hard to play because here you have to hold three strings in 1 finger.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play B Minor Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • You have to use 1st finger for 1st,2nd and 3rd string with 2nd fret.
  • Then press fourth string with third finger on 4th fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

Advance Ukulele Chords:

Advance Simple Ukulele Chords

1. C7 Chord / C7 Ukulele Chord

C7

C7 is a 1st Advance ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. you just need 1 note to hold down with your first finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play C7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

2. D7 Chord / D7 Ukulele Chord

D7

D7 is a 2nd Advance ukulele chord. Its not hard to play but also its not easy to pick. you just need 2 note to hold down with your first and second finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play C Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 4th string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Then press 2nd string with second finger on second fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

3. E7 Chord / E7 Ukulele Chord

E7

E7 is a 3rd Advance ukulele chord. Its pretty similar to d7 chord. Just have to change fingers and strings. Fret will be remain same.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play E7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with second finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with first finger on second fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

4. F7 Chord / F7 Ukulele Chord

F7

F7 is a 4th Advance ukulele chord. Its lit bit hard to play but you can pick it, if you practice well. you just need 3 note to hold down with your first, second and third finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play F7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with third finger on third fret.
  • and last, hold 4th string with 2nd finger on 2nd fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

5. G7 Chord / G7 Ukulele Chord

G7

G7 is a 5th Advance ukulele chord. Its not hard to play but also its not easy to pick. you just need 3 note to hold down with your first, second and third finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play G7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with second finger on 2nd fret.
  • and last, hold 1st string with third finger on 2nd fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

6. A7 Chord / A7 Ukulele Chord

A7

A7 is a 6th Advance ukulele chord. Its very easy advance chord. you just need 1 note to hold down with your first finger. And strum all the strings at a time. 

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play A7 Major Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 3rd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

7. B7 Chord / B7 Ukulele Chord

B7

B7 is a 7th Advance ukulele chord. As you see, Its very hard to play because you have to hold three strings with one finger. It require practice.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play B7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for second string and 4th string with 2nd fret.
  • Then press third string with second finger on third fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

Advance Major Ukulele Chords

1. Cmaj7 / C Major 7 Chord / C Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Cmaj7

Cmajor7 is a 1st major Advance ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. you just need 1 note to hold down with your first finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play C Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

2. Dmaj7 / D Major 7 Chord / D Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Dmaj7

Dmajor7 is a 2nd major Advance ukulele chord. Its lit bit hard chord to play because you have to hold 4 strings at a time also one finger will stuck to hold three strings. 

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play D Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for third and fourth string with 2nd fret.
  • Then press first string with third finger on 4th fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

3. Emaj7 / E Major 7 Chord / E Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Emaj7

Emajor7 is a 3rd major Advance ukulele chord and its hard as well as simple chord to play. you just need 3 note to hold down with your first, second and third finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play E Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with second finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with third finger on third fret.
  • and last, hold 1st string with first finger on 1st fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

4. Fmaj7 / F Major 7 Chord / F Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Fmaj7

Fmajor7 is a 4th major Advance ukulele chord. Its actually hard chord to hold. Its finger position makes it hard and complicated.

So lets see how to play it step by step.

 

How To Play F Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then press fourth string with second finger on second fret.
  • Now, hold 1st string with third finger on 3rd fret.
  • And last, press 3rd string with fourth finger on 4th fret. 
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

5. Gmaj7 / G Major 7 Chord / G Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Gmaj7

Gmajor7 is a 5th major Advance ukulele chord. As per seen, Its very easy chord to play but same time its very hard to hold. But practice can make it easy.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play G Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for second and third string with 2nd fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

6. Amaj7 / A Major 7 Chord / A Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Amaj7

Amajor7 is a 6th major Advance ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. you just need 2 note to hold down with your first and second finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play A Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 4th string with first finger on first fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with second finger on first fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

7. Bmaj7 / B Major 7 Chord / B Major 7 Ukulele Chord

Bmaj7

Bmajor7 is a last major Advance ukulele chord. Its very Hard chord to play for beginners because here you have to hold all strings at a time. 

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play B Major 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for second string with 2nd fret.
  • Then press third string with third finger on third fret.
  • And last, hold 4th string with second finger on 3rd fret.
  • Hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • Make sure all the strings will strum together.

Advance Minor Ukulele Chords

1. Cm7 / C Minor 7 Chord / C Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

cm7

C Minor 7 is a 1st minor Advance ukulele chord. Its very Interesting chord to play. Because here you have to hold all strings with your first finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play C Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with first finger on 3rd fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for second, third and fourth string with 3nd fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

2. Dm7 / D Minor 7 Chord / D Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

Dm7

D Minor 7 is a 1st minor Advance ukulele chord. Its lit bit difficult chord to play as well as hard to hold. because you have to use your all finger and strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play D Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with third finger on second fret.
  • Now, hold 4th string with second finger on 2nd fret.
  • And last, Press 1st string with fourth finger on third fret.
  • Hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • Make sure all the strings will strum together.

3. Em7 / E Minor 7 Chord / E Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

Em7

E Minor 7 is a 3rd minor Advance ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. you just need 2 note to hold down with your first and second finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play E Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st string with second finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with first finger on second fret.
  • Hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • Make sure all the strings will strum together.

4. Fm7 / F Minor 7 Chord / F Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

Fm7

F Minor 7 is a 4th minor Advance ukulele chord. as usual Fm7 chord is difficult to hold and play. the position of fingers are complicated. But practice makes man perfect.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play F Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Now you have to use same finger for fourth string with 1st fret.
  • Then press first string with third finger on third fret.
  • and last, hold 3rd string with 2nd finger on 3rd fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

5. Gm7 / G Minor 7 Chord / G Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

Gm7

G Minor 7 is a 5th minor Advance ukulele chord and its very simple chord to play. you just need 3 notes to hold down with your first, second and third finger. And strum all the strings at a time.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play G Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st and 2nd string with first finger on 1st fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with second finger on second fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

6. Am7 / A Minor 7 Chord / A Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

Am7

A Minor 7 is a 6th minor Advance ukulele chord. Its very similar chord as Gm7. Just you have to move your position bellow two frets.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play A Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press 1st and 2nd string with first finger on 3rd fret of ukulele.
  • Then press third string with second finger on fourth fret.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

7. Bm7 / B Minor 7 Chord / B Minor 7 Ukulele Chord

Bm7

B Minor 7 is a last minor Advance ukulele chord. its very interesting and similar chord as Cm7. You just hold your all strings with your first finger.

So lets see how to play it step by step. 

How To Play B Minor 7 Ukulele Chord?

  • Hold the ukulele properly.
  • Press all four strings with first finger on 2nd fret of ukulele.
  • hold properly and Strum all the strings at a time.
  • make sure all the strings will strum together.

So, This is the all Basic and Advance ukulele chords. You can learn all the chords with our guide. Just go step by step. 

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