How to Play Major ‘Ukulele Chords: Pics, Diagrams, & Tab

When you are first learning major ‘ukulele chords, it’s hard sometimes to use just the diagram boxes. The lightbulb always seems to go on for my students when they finally see me hold the chord. So while I can’t teach you ‘ukulele in your living room, I took pictures of how to finger all of the open position major ‘ukulele chords.

c major ukulele chord c major ukulele chord

A |-3-
E |-0-
C |-0-
G |-0-

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c#/Db major ukulele chordc#/Db major ukulele chord
A |-4-
E |-1-
C |-1-
G |-1-

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d major ukulele chordd major ukulele chord

A |-0-
E |-2-
C |-2-
G |-2-

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d#/eb major ukulele chordd#/eb major ukulele chord

A |-1-
E |-3-
C |-3-
G |-3-

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e major ukulele chorde major ukulele chord

A |-2-
E |-4-
C |-4-
G |-4-

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f major ukulele chordf major ukulele chord

A |-0-
E |-1-
C |-0-
G |-2-

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f#/gb major ukulele chordf#/gb major ukulele chord

A |-1-
E |-2-
C |-1-
G |-3-

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g major ukulele chordg major ukulele chord

A |-0-
E |-2-
C |-3-
G |-2-

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g#/ab major ukulele chordg#/ab major ukulele chord

A |-3-
E |-4-
C |-3-
G |-5-

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a major ukulele chorda major ukulele chord

A |-0-
E |-0-
C |-1-
G |-2-

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a#/bb major ukulele chorda#/bb major ukulele chord

A |-1-
E |-1-
C |-2-
G |-3-

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b major ukulele chordb major ukulele chord

A |-2-
E |-2-
C |-3-
G |-4-

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By Brad Bordessa

I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honoka’a, Hawai’i, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once borrowed a uke to jam with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me