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08-29-2017, 03:45 AM
This is an acoustic guitar song by the Beatles. We can learn voicing in this song. John Lennon took good voicing in G and C (red circles in the figure above). Especially G is very famous voicing and many pros use this voicing on their guitars. Check them on your ukulele, and compare them! The chords keep third fret of the first string (blue circles). They bring us nice sound. The Beatles is great.

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Original key is G. We can enjoy this voicing on key of C with our ukulele. Enjoy!

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08-29-2017, 04:57 PM
Notice what you have marked as a C chord is actually a C5 "chord", because it lacks the 3rd.

I don't know that song, but it might suit it like you sayed, depending also of other instruments, because also the guitar chord has the major third in such a low note. So it is used maybe more as a "power chord".

Guitar and normally stringed ukulele have only 3 first srings as same relatively, because the g-string is an octave higher in uke. Because of this you get the same g note also on 4th open string, but when strummed it does not give as strong g note to me with nailless index finger strum. What is best in this case is a matter of taste. C or C5.

Normally harmonically the 5th is the least needed interval in any chord.

08-30-2017, 03:41 AM
Hi, Jarmo! Yes, it is C5. 5th is the least needed interval. The reason is it is not add character, although 3rd adds major or minor.