How to Play C Major on Ukulele: 16 Easy Ways to Play

The C major is one of the very common and popular chords on the ukulele. There are plenty of songs that you can play with c major. Such as Otherside, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Amazing Grace, and so on. Feeling excited to learn this chord? Let’s begin with finger and strings basics and then learn how to play C major on ukulele in 16 ways.

Finger and Strings Basics

Normally the finger position is referred to as 1, 2, 3 & 4. 

Here,

1 = Index finger

2 = Middle finger

3 = Ring finger

4 = Pinky finger

The four common strings of the ukulele are GCEA. here, G is the upper string when uke is in playing position. And the rest CEA strings are under the G strings. 

Let’s learn how to play C major chords from common to alternatives. 

16 Ways to Play C Major Chord on Ukulele

To play C major on the ukulele, you have to tap the strings using the correct finger and position. And then you have to pluck all of these strings simultaneously. Let’s follow these ways below and enjoy playing. 

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 3rd fret of the A string.

Here G, C & E strings will have open notes.

Way #2:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 3rd fret of the A string.

The middle finger is on the 4th fret of the C string.

Here G & E strings will have open notes.

Way #3:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 3rd fret of the E & A string.

The middle finger is on the 4th fret of the C string.

Here G string will have open notes.

Way #4:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 3rd fret of the E & A string.

The middle finger is on the 4th fret of the C string.

Ring finger on the 5th fret of the G string.

Way #5:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 7th fret of the A string.

Here G, C & E strings will have open notes.

Way #6:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 5th fret of the G string.

Ring finger on the 7th fret of the C string.

Pinky finger on the 7th fret of the A string.

Here E string will have open notes.

Way #7:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 7th fret of the A string.

The middle finger on the 8th fret of the E string.

Here G & C strings will have open notes.

Way #8:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 7th fret of the C & A string.

The middle finger on the 8th fret of the E string.

Here G string will have open notes.

Way #9:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 7th fret of the C & A string.

The middle finger on the 8th fret of the E string.

Ring finger on the 9th fret of the G string.

Way #10:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 8th fret of the E string.

The middle finger on the 9th fret of the G string.

Ring finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Here C string will have open notes.

Way #11:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Here G, C & E strings will have open notes.

Way #12:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 9th fret of the G string.

The middle finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Here C & E strings will have open notes.

Way #13:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Ring finger on the 12th fret of the G string.

Here C & E strings will have open notes.

Way #14:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Ring finger on the 12th fret of the C string.

Here G & E strings will have open notes.

Way #15:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Ring finger on the 12th fret of the G string.

Pinky finger on the 12th fret of the C string.

Here E string will have open notes.

Way #16:

c major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 10th fret of the A string.

Ring finger on the 12th fret of the E string.

Here G & C strings will have open notes.

The Bottom Line:  

We hope our lesson on how to play C major on the ukulele was helpful to you. Wasn’t it? Our expert suggests mastering all the common chords at the beginning. So, if you get the idea of playing the C major chord. Let’s explore more ukulele major chords! Learn them all and upgrade yourself. 

A major A♭ majorB major 
B♭ major C# major D major 
D♭ majorE majorE♭ major
F majorF# majorG major &
G♭ major 

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