How to Play G Chord (Major) on Ukulele: 9 Easy Ways to Play

Knowing major and minor chords is important for improving ukulele skills. Without this skill, you might play the ukulele with tabs but you cant play standard notation. Today we are going to learn about G-major chords. But before that, if you don’t know the finger basics then learn about fingers and strings indications 

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 g major chords from common to alternatives. 

9 ways to play G major chord on ukulele

To play G 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)

g major chord

To play this G major chord, tap the 2nd fret of C strings using the index finger, the 3rd fret of E strings using the ring finger, and the 2nd fret of A string using the middle finger. you don’t have to tap G strings at that time because it will be open notes. 

Way #2:

g major ukulele chord

To play this G major note you have to tap the 4th fret of G string using pinky finger, 2nd fret of C string using the index finger, the 3rd fret of E string using the ring finger, and the 2nd fret of A string using the middle finger. 

Way #3:

g major ukulele chord

Here, G strings notes will be an open note. To play other strings you have to tap the C string’s 3rd fret using the ring finger, E string’s 3rd fret using pinky finger, and A string’s 1st fret using the index finger. 

Way #4:

g major ukulele chord

This G major note tells you to tap the 7th fret of G, C & E sting using middle, ring, and pinky finger and the 5th fret of A string using the index finger.

Way #5:

g major ukulele chord

To play this variant of G major, tap the 11th fret of C string using the middle finger, and the 10th fret of E & A string using the index finger. You have to play open notes on G strings. 

Way #6:

g major ukulele chord

This variation tells us to tap the 12th fret of the G string using the ring finger, the 11th fret of the C string using the middle finger, and the 10th fret of the E & A string using the index finger. 

Way #7:

g major ukulele chord

To play these notes tap the 4th fret of G string using the ring finger, 2nd fret of C string using the index finger, 3rd fret of E string using the middle finger, and 5th fret of A string using the pinky finger.

Way #8:

g major ukulele chord

To play this, tap G string’s 4th fret using the index finger, C & E string’s 7th fret using pinky finger, and A string’s 5th fret using the middle finger. 

Way #9:

g major ukulele chord

This last variant of G major chords tells to tap the 7th fret of G, C & E string using the index finger, and the 10th fret of A string using the pinky finger.

The bottom Lines

We hope our lesson on how to play G 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 G 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 
D major D♭ majorE major 
E♭ majorF majorF# major &
G♭ major 

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