Be it professional musicians or complete novices, there’s one thing ukulele enthusiasts can never get enough of: chords! For the uninitiated, a chord (when talking about music) represents three or more notes played simultaneously. By stringing together multiple chords, you can recreate virtually any piece of music.
So, without further ado, here are the best places to find ukulele chords online:
UkuTabs is the go-to place for all things ukulele. It features one of the largest repositories of ukulele chords by far, and it’s pretty easy to navigate. From classics like John Legend’s All of Me to bangers like Taylor Swift’s Blank Space, it has all the chords you could ever need.
And if that’s not enough, the site also offers a variety of useful features. For example, if you don’t want to scroll the page while you’re playing, you can enable the auto-scroll option. Or, let’s say you want to play a certain song, but its key is outside your comfort zone. Don’t worry, UkuTabs has got you covered — just pick your preferred key in the site’s built-in transposer, and you’re all set.
EzFolk is another great resource for ukulele chords, videos, and tutorials. While its catalog isn’t as rich as UkuTabs’, most songs are accompanied by a video guide you can follow. The site also lacks certain functionalities, like a transposer, but it does offer a well-organized list of various chords.
All in all, EzFolk is a great option if you’re mainly interested in learning individual ukulele chords rather than full songs. That said, it does feature some of the classics, and there’s a neat tag system in place so you can quickly find what you’re looking for.
Another popular site among ukulelists, guitarists, and other musicians alike is e-chords. It works a little differently than the rest of the entries on my list. For example, instead of picking an instrument and browsing the chords, you select an artist first. Then, you can check which of the said artist’s songs have ukulele chords. Spoiler alert: most of them do!
The site also offers some neat features, like changing the default tuning (G C E A), as well as tuning individual strings. There are also video lessons and slowed-down versions of most songs, though you need to pay for a membership to access those.
While Chordie mainly focuses on guitar chords, it offers plenty of ukulele resources as well. Thanks to the site’s clean interface and responsive design, finding the chords you need will be a breeze! All songs are neatly organized in alphabetical order, and there’s also a ukulele collection featuring songs by artists like Queen and Radiohead.
Chordie also offers a chord transposer, making playing in a key that’s outside your comfort zone quite easy.
5. Acoustic Bridge
The team at Acoustic Bridge has put together a comprehensive set of resources to help new players learn easy ukulele chords and quickly advance to playing a ton of ukulele songs for beginners. You’ll also find collections of ukulele song tutorials organized by genre, general tips on buying and playing the ukulele, and deep dives into individual ukulele chords and all the ways to play them.
6. Ukulele Tabs
At first glance, Ukulele Tabs may not seem like much, but you should never judge a book by its cover! This is one of the most feature-packed entries on my list. For starters, aside from ukulele chords, the site offers a tuner, lessons and tips for beginners, and strumming patterns to help you improve your rhythm.
What’s more, there’s a neat tag system in place, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting with each song. For example, if you see the FULL tag next to a song’s name, that means you get the chords for the whole thing. If you see the RIFF or INTRO tags, on the other hand, you’ll only be playing certain parts of the track.
As you might have guessed, based on the name, the site offers not only ukulele chords but tabs as well. There are no separate categories for tabs and chords, which is a bit inconvenient, but there are TAB and CHR tags. Or, if you want the best of both worlds, you should look for songs with MIX next to their name.
7. Acoustic Realm
Acoustic Realm puts together a resource of 49 ukulele songs for beginners sorted by popularity and the group of chords used. You’ll find many easy songs, tips to learn strumming patterns, and even tips to learn to sing while playing.
If you’re just getting started, the video tutorials are ideal to learn songs as if you had a teacher. Some of my favorites included Stand by me, One love, and Stay With Me.