Brian’s huge chordlist collection‘ is a great resource for looking up alternative chords.
It is especially useful if you already know the basic chords. It may be a little confusing if you don’t know what the basic chords are – for example, the basic chord for ‘C’ is in the bottom 2 rows…the top left one, of course.
If you don’t know the basic ones, you may want to just look for the most simplified chord (fewest fingers and closest to the nut or the head of the ukulele.
It should be a big (okay, a ‘HUGE’) help to those that are looking for more chords!
Click here for the collection.
I love this song – the melody is just beautiful.
I wanted to play it on the ukulele and started searching for good arrangements.
Ran across this tutorial video and love it – a little fingerpicking and a little strumming – neither too hard.
The hard part is that you need a capo on the 1st fret – they cost about $15 for a good one.
The video – https://youtu.be/s8b2xKBj-ao
The printed music/notes for the video are in the comments or here –
Do you like a little ‘Funk’? Who doesn’t, sometime?!?!
This is super easy and fun. Just awesome!
The only hard part is that you have to barr the chord (only 2nd if you leave 1st one open).
Relax the barr finger occasionally (maybe 2nd and 4th beats) to add different mute / percussive sounds and to relax the fingers.
Roy Sakuma created and offers a nice chord chart that groups chords by progressions within keys.
For example: In the key of C he put the following chords:
i = C | vi = Am | iv = F | V7 = G7 | iii = Em | ii7 = Dm7
This is a great way to practice chords.
Click here for the whole chart!
TinyCards.com (from DuoLingo.com) is a great tool for creating flashcards. You can save the individual chords from UkuleleGo.com and paste them into the flashcard maker. Here is an example I created.
Ukulele Chord Cubes would be great to use like dice or something like that. Here are some sold by Ukulele Magazine.
Ukulele Chord Cubes from UkuleleMagazine.com