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Some Beginner Chords On Your Cheap Ukulele

It can be a real challenge to know where to start when first trying to learn any instrument. This can be especially true when you first try to pick up a cheap ukulele. However, with the right information to get you going, the learning process can be painless and even enjoyable. Below I discuss a few chords that you can use on your cheap ukulele to begin the learning process. If you would like a visual aid to assist you in learning the following chords on your cheap ukulele, go to http://peachycomics.com/ukulelechords.gif and follow along on the chord chard provided.

It is always best to start simple when trying to learn chords on your cheap ukulele or on any other instrument, so to begin we will start with the "C" chord. This is a very easy chord and a great place to start. To form the "C" chord all you have to do is hold down the first string on the third fret, it's that simple. Which finger you use is up to you. I would suggest using your middle finger; however, what is most important is that you use the fingers that are most comfortable to you.

The next chord for you to learn on you cheap ukulele, can be the "A" chord. This is a good chord to learn next because it only requires you to cover one more string than the first. To form the "A" chord you simply cover the third string on the first fret and the fourth string on the second fret. Again, which finger you use is up to you; however, I would suggest using your pointer finger to cover the third string and your middle finger to cover the fourth.

Continuing our progression of slightly more complicated chords, the third chord we will discuss is the "D" chord. I say this chord is more complicated only because you must cover three strings; however, it is still very simple. To form a "D" chord you just have to cover the second, third, and fourth string on the second fret of your cheap ukulele. I would suggest trying to cover all the strings with one finger; however, this may be hard for beginning players and at first you may chose to use your points, middle, and index fingers respectively.

The last chord I would like to discuss today is the "B" chord. This chord is slightly more difficult requiring you to cover every string on your cheap ukulele. To form this chord you must cover the first two strings on the first fret, the third string on the second fret, and the fourth string on the third fret. I would suggest trying to cover the first two strings with your pointer finger, the third with your middle finger, and the fourth with your index finger, but again when your just beginning this may prove easier said than done.

Obviously, as you can tell from your chord chart, these are not the only simple chords you can learn on your cheap ukulele; however, they are a great place to start. Once you feel like you have got these chords down, you're ready to move on by learning new chords and practicing switching in between the chord you already know. No matter what, remember to keep practicing and you will find yourself under the bright lights in no time!


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