How to Play D Major on Ukulele: 12 Easy Ways to Play

Learning chords becomes important when you are playing a song using a music sheet. In this section, we will discuss the most common way and so many alternatives to playing the D major. But before that, you have to understand finger and strings position. 

All classical ukulele tunes as GCEA. the G string is the upper string when you are in a playing position and the rest of the strings are below this string. Now it’s time to know the finger indication that helps to get instructed when practicing ukulele lessons. 

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

Well, these basics are common and take a little time to understand. Now go through our main lesson on how to play d major in various ways!

So, How to play D major chord? 

To play D 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.

Way #1: (Most Popular Way)

d major ukulele chord

Index finger on the 2nd fret of the G, C & E string

Here ‘A’ string will have open notes.

Way #2:

d major chord on ukulele

Index finger on the 5th fret of the  E & A string

The middle finger on the 6th fret of the C string

Ring finger on the 7th fret of the G string

Way #3:

D major chord

Index finger on the 5th fret of the E string

The middle finger on the 6th fret of the C string

Ring finger on the 7th fret of the G string

Here ‘A’ string will have open notes.

Way #4:

d major chord

Index finger on the 9th fret of the C & A string

The middle finger on the 10th fret of the E string

Ring finger on the 11th fret of the G string

Way #5:

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Index finger on the 9th fret of the C string

The middle finger on the 10th fret of the E string

Ring finger on the 11th fret of the G string

Here ‘A’ string will have open notes.

Way #6:

d major

Index finger on the 2nd fret of the G, C & E string

Pinky finger on the 5th fret of the A string

Way #7:

d major

Index finger on the 7th fret of the G string

The middle finger on the 9th fret of the C string

Ring finger on the 9th fret of the A string

Pinky finger on the 10th fret of the E string

Way #8:

d major

Index finger on the 9th fret of the C string

The middle finger on the 10th fret of the E string

Ring finger on the 11th fret of the G string

Pinky finger on the 12th fret of the A string

Way #9:

d major

Index finger on the 11th fret of the G string

Pinky finger on the 14th fret of the C & E string

Here ‘A’ string will have open notes.

Way #10:

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Index finger on the 14th fret of the G, C & E string

Here ‘A’ string will have open notes.

Way #11:

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Index finger on the 11th fret of the G string

The middle finger on the 12th  fret of the A string

Pinky finger on the 14th fret of the C & E string

Way #12:

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Index finger on the 12th fret of the A string

The middle finger on the 14th fret of the G string

Ring finger on the 14th fret of the C string

Pinky finger on the 14th fret of the E string

The Bottom Lines

We hope our lesson on how to play D 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 D major chord. Let’s explore more ukulele major chords! Learn them all and upgrade yourself. 

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

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