The 23 ukulele chords below are some of the most useful ones to know as a beginner.
With just the first 3 chords (G, C, and D), you can play over 15,000 easy ukulele songs. But learning all 23 of these ukulele chords will allow you to play the majority of popular songs you hear on the radio (according to "the science").
And learning these 23 ukulele chords in the exact order listed will help you unlock the most music at each stage.
Before Learning These Ukulele Chords
Before you dive into these chords, make you sure understand how to:
It also helps to know how enharmonics work. In music notation, A# and Bb are 2 different ways of writing the same chord. And the Chord Genome Project always defaults to whichever enharmonic version comes first alphabetically. For more on this, be sure to check out this Video or Article.
Lastly, there are many ways to play the same chord. And I created the diagrams below for my tiny elf hands (and fat dwarf fingers).
If you'd prefer to use different fingerings, you can find alternate versions here.
The 23 Most Important Ukulele Chords
Click on any diagram to watch a "how to" video.
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