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    Hi UkeWorld!

    I just started learning to play Ukulele, and am loving it so far. Glad to find this community 🙂

    Sometimes I find chords for songs I really want to play, but they are only for Guitar. Any tips on how to translate them to Uke? My music theory knowledge is new as well.

    Thanks for any help community 🙂


    You shouldn’t need to know any music theory to “transfer” chords to ukulele… For example if it’s a G chord on guitar, just find out how to play the G chord on ukulele and you got your transfer…

    Now, if you are trying to transfer something more complicated like a fingerstyle arrangement, then a working knowledge of music theory, scales, and trial and error would get you there….

    But basic chords are pretty straight forward


    If you think of the 4 uke strings as the last 4 guitar string you’ll notice many shapes are similar. If you are familiar with your circle of 5ths you’ll notice that correlation. Whatever chords you want on uke, play the guitar shape a 4th below it. The ‘D’ shape on guitar makes the G chords on Uke. The G chord on guitar makes a C chord on Uke. The C chord on guitar makes the F chord on Uke. The F chord on guitar makes the Bb chord on Uke. The A chord on guitar makes the D chord on uke. The E chord on guitar makes the A chord on uke. I could go on, but I think you get the point…

    Just keep in mind the finger shapes won’t always be the same, just the fret positions of the last 4 strings.

    If you do have a working knowledge of music theory, it certainly IS useful when properly applied, for ‘transferring’, or transposing songs from one instrument to another.

    Hope this is helpful for other people coming to the ukulele from a guitar background 🙂

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