Complete Ukulele 13


More Bar Chords

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Now we look at other bar chord shapes. We start with open F then bar that and move up the fretboard. Try playing through all these chords. You’ll need to build the strength in your hands to get a good grip. Playing all these chords will be like going to the gym for your hands.

Notice that: A#=Bb C#=Db D#=Eb F#=Gb G#=Ab so we can represent these in-between notes as either A#/Bb C#/Db D#/Eb F#/Gb G#/Ab

F shape


D shape


C shape


Am shape


Dm shape


Teen spirit – Here’s an example of playing 2 different bar chord ‘shapes’ to make a song.