In this Chord Mania!!!
Video we will learn an easy ukulele chord. Matter of fact this chord may be one of the easiest one on the ukulele.
In this 4K video tutorial, I am going to show you how to play an essential shape for all ukulele players, the A7 chord.
The reason why this chord is easy for even a beginner to play is because it only requires one finger. You place your first finger on the 3rd string, 1st fret while playing strings 4, 2, and 1 open.
The A7 chord produces a great jazzy/bluesy sound and is great over a Blues in A or jazz standard.
The notes that make up the A7 chord are A – C# – E – G. Notice because this chord is a seventh chord it has 4 notes in it, verses a triad which only has 3 notes in it.
We can also slide this chord shape up and down the neck but it does turn into a bar chord which is hard for some beginners to play.
When you play this shape on different parts of the neck you need to remember where the root is. In the A7 chord the root is on the 1st string. This means that as you play this chord on the 2nd fret it becomes a B7 chord because the 1st string, 2nd fret is a B note.
If you really want to learn this chord, then follow all the points discussed in the tutorial. Also make sure to memorize this chord shape, learn the note names that make up the chord, and remember where the root of the chord is so you can play any seventh chord on the ukulele neck.
The Common Beginner Chords You Should Know About
You really could choose any chord as your first ukulele chord, and learn them in any order, but many beginning ukulele players start with 1- and 2-finger chords, and with songs that contain just a few chords total, before moving on to more fingers and more chords.
It’s very common for a ukulele player to start out by learning the 1-finger shapes of C, C7, Am, and A7 chords. These are frequently followed by F and/or A chords (2 fingers). G and G7 chords are 3-finger chords considered crucial by most players, as is the D chord.
Em is another one I encourage you to learn early on. Eventually you’ll want to add D7 and E7, D7, B-family chords, and the much-maligned (but so worth learning!) E chord.