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How to Play Ukulele Chords: Basic Ukulele Chord Shapes

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 4 min read

Once you bring home a brand new ukulele, you'll naturally want to dig in to learning some ukulele songs to play solo or with a band. Beginning ukulele players usually start with some basic ukulele chords. Once you master your major chords and minor chords—along with a few basic strumming patterns—you can start playing a wide array of ukulele standards.