‘Ukulele Chord Shapes

More Strumming, Less Memorizing

Improve Your Chord Knowledge by 12x Overnight with this Simple Method

Whether you are a beginning player looking for your first guide to understanding the fretboard or a seasoned pro in need of a complete reference to complex harmonies, Ukulele Chord Shapes is your one-stop resource.

“If you have questions about ukulele chords, Ukulele Chord Shapes has the answers.”
James Hill, creator of The Ukulele Way

With in-depth and easy-to-understand explanations of chord theory and applications, this method can expand your chord vocabulary twelvefold.

“Brad has created the best ukulele chord book I’ve seen to date.”
Andrew Kitakis, Hawai’i Music Supply

Ukulele Chord Shapes Features:

  • 173 chord shapes that will cover 99.9% of your needs in any genre.
  • How to move each shape into all 12 keys (173×12=2076!).
  • The step-by-step theory behind how chords are built.
  • All about slash chords, inversions, fingerings, and more.
  • 55 pages in total available as a beautiful print book or PDF download.
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The Method:

Ukulele Chord Shapes presents chords in a different light than other books: as movable shapes. In this way you can reduce mental clutter and make learning chords 12 times more efficient.

Each shape in the book shows a highlighted root that easily allows you to move a single chord shape into all twelve keys.


But Ukulele Chord Shapes is a lot more than just a reference book. It’s also an in-depth look at the theory and concepts that drive intelligent chordal playing. Learn how to build chords via easy, step-by-step instructions, how to finger them, and how to select the appropriate shapes for your music.

“[…] I probably have over a hundred dollars worth of uke books that this concisely puts in 55 pages.”
Dave Nye, San Jose, California
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Take a look inside. You’ll like what you see!

When You Buy Ukulele Chord Shapes You Get:

  • Straightforward content formatted for readability and ease-of-use.
  • Big, bold, and user-friendly chord boxes.
  • 34 chord types from the mundane to the exotic.
  • Descriptions, uses, chord symbols, and chord formulas for each chord type.
  • How To Use This Book details every step of using the book.
  • How Chords Work is an easy-to-understand chapter on the theory of chords.
  • 55 pages of chords, chords, and more chords!
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What Other People Are Saying:

“Brad Bordessa has captured a comprehensive look at chords and shapes in a way that makes the whole picture easy and fun to see by a beginner to music, and at the same time gives all the information any pro would need to quickly capture the best path to harmony on this instrument… Great book – well done.”
Daniel Ward, Musician and Educator
“[Brad] has produced this outstanding instructional book combining hands on teaching with music theory that is both understandable for the beginner and detailed enough for the seasoned ukulele player.”
George Kahumoku, Jr., Grammy Award Winning Musician

ukulele chord shapes

“Brad’s new book is as good as anything I have used, in any format.”
Shaun Deane, Brattleboro, Vermont
“Just read through your Ukulele Chord Shapes eBook and it is really a GREAT book! […] For those learning ukulele and struggling with chord shapes, no need to look any further or invest heavily on other books.”
Linda Tan, Singapore
“The Ukulele Chord Shapes e-book is a wonderful new resource that is best suited for more intermediate or advanced students. It is extremely well written and easy to follow. I highly recommend this book for the ukulele player who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of chords to a new level!”
Patrick Drigans, Buffalo, Minnesota

Chord Types Included:

  • Major, Major 6th, Major 6/9, Major 7th, Major 7(b5), Major 7(#5), Major 9th
  • Minor, Minor 6th, Minor 6/9, Minor 7th, Minor 7(b5), Minor 7(#5), Minor (Major 7th), Minor 9th, Minor 11th
  • Dominant 7th, Dominant 7(b5), Dominant 7(#5), Dominant 7(b9), Dominant 7(#9), Dominant 9th, Dominant 11th, Dominant 13th, Dominant 13(b9)
  • Altered
  • Suspended 2, Suspended 4, Suspended 7th
  • Add 9, Add 11
  • Diminished, Diminished 7th
  • Augmented
  • Slash Chords
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