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penster
06-23-2010, 09:38 AM
For me, it is Fmajor7 5500, wrapping your thumb round the top of the neck.
Which songs? Beach Boys Breakaway, Frank Sinatra Night and Day and Fly Me To The Moon.
Penster

Melissa82
06-23-2010, 09:39 AM
Am7

:)
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JT_Ukes
06-23-2010, 09:42 AM
Am7

:)
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I prefer c6

Uncle Rod Higuchi
06-23-2010, 10:13 AM
I'm partial to m7ths and diminished & augmented chords.

It depends what key I'm playing in that's why I hesitate to identify specific m7ths and dim/aug chords.

Actually, Fm7 is pretty neat, as in [Fm7-Cdim-Em7-Gdim]x3, D.

Keep uke'in',

ichadwick
06-23-2010, 10:20 AM
The Lost (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_the_Lost_Chord) one...

farmerboy
06-23-2010, 10:22 AM
Eb minor 6 every time (or major 13ths on the guitar).

minor 6 chords just sound beautiful, like they might want to go somewhere very intense and jazzy, or just leave it and have a nap. They're also great in thriller movies.

dkcrown
06-23-2010, 01:22 PM
Am7

:)
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LOL Melissa

UkEdman90
06-23-2010, 01:37 PM
Am7

:)
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el oh el

good one

but i dont have a fav. i enjoy everything my fingers play

Melissa82
06-23-2010, 01:44 PM
LOL MelissaJT had a nice one too. ;)

Strummingbird Stu
06-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Seems like the most popular choice is Am7. But it seems sooo confusing and difficult to hold! Which fingers go where? I'm so afraid to mess it up! I guess gotta practice some more. lol

robbocx
06-23-2010, 02:09 PM
Seems like the most popular choice is Am7. But it seems sooo confusing and difficult to hold! Which fingers go where? I'm so afraid to mess it up! I guess gotta practice some more. lol

Then try substituting a C6!!

Or try to move between the Am7 and C6 to add something extra!!

haole
06-23-2010, 02:11 PM
Fmaj7. 2413. I like a challenge.

JT_Ukes
06-23-2010, 02:29 PM
Seems like the most popular choice is Am7. But it seems sooo confusing and difficult to hold! Which fingers go where? I'm so afraid to mess it up! I guess gotta practice some more. lol

I tend to drop my Uke when playing eithe Am7 OR C6... sigh

mokai
06-23-2010, 03:03 PM
Seems like the most popular choice is Am7. But it seems sooo confusing and difficult to hold! Which fingers go where? I'm so afraid to mess it up! I guess gotta practice some more. lol

try to do spirit fingers with your left hand while playing the Am7
it's a little less confusing that way

Thumper
06-23-2010, 03:09 PM
People who can't hear a difference between C6 and Am7 are just so insensitive.

mokai
06-23-2010, 03:10 PM
Just kidding

here
http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad276/imokai/Am7.jpg

thejumpingflea
06-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Am7(b5)

0380

kissing
06-23-2010, 03:37 PM
Fm
1013

It has a beautiful dreamy, romantic sound when it transitions from C C7 F... Fm :)

Dougf
06-23-2010, 03:53 PM
I recently "discovered" a cool, funky dissonant chord that kind of works in a bluesy sort of way. I was messing around with a Bbm, and I was trying to finger an Ebm, but something strange and weird sounding came out. But I decided it was all good. I built a little song around it. I think the chord is probably something like an Ebm flat ninth. Anyway, check it out, Gold Miner's Lament:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S82XbQYePI

Ukulele JJ
06-23-2010, 04:06 PM
How about the "Tristan" chord (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_chord)?

The easiest way to play one on a standard uke would be 3026.

JJ

Strummingbird Stu
06-23-2010, 04:18 PM
Mokai,

I see your diagram, but you forgot to put the finger fret spots! I'm still sooo confused!

Still trying! lol

GrumpyCoyote
06-23-2010, 04:39 PM
My favorite voicing on uke is FM7 at 5500... Love it.

uke552
06-23-2010, 04:41 PM
Dm....not sure why but love the sound of it.

Ukulele JJ
06-23-2010, 04:58 PM
Dm....not sure why but love the sound of it.

Well, D minor is the saddest of all keys.

JJ

CoLmes
06-23-2010, 04:59 PM
The Z Chord

thejumpingflea
06-23-2010, 05:04 PM
The Z Chord

Z as in the "Zed" chord?

Cranky Dave
06-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Well, D minor is the saddest of all keys.

JJ

It's used a lot in Mach pieces.

David

CoLmes
06-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Z as in the "Zed" chord?

I'll let Aldrine explain it if he see's this thread. He said it was his favorite chord today on the live lesson. :)

FromTheWayside
06-23-2010, 10:43 PM
How about the "Tristan" chord (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_chord)?

The easiest way to play one on a standard uke would be 3026.

JJ

I started reading the wiki article about the Tristan chord, but as soon as I hit, "the modernist disintegration of tonality," I had to stop for a second, and go: "wait, what?"

Also, to actually answer the question, probably A major, if only because all the songs I've been writing seem to be in A.

clayton56
06-23-2010, 11:14 PM
I'm a major 7th guy.

kissing
06-24-2010, 12:17 AM
Mokai,

I see your diagram, but you forgot to put the finger fret spots! I'm still sooo confused!

Still trying! lol


The simplest way to play Am7 is not fretting anything :)
A blank fretboard on a uke = Am7

MisoHappy
06-24-2010, 12:34 AM
Any chords that make people say "Holy moly how do you do that?!"

mm stan
06-24-2010, 12:44 AM
Any chords that make people say "Holy moly how do you do that?!"

Some friends say the Gm chord sounds really nice...

Melissa82
06-24-2010, 04:15 AM
The simplest way to play Am7 is not fretting anything :)
A blank fretboard on a uke = Am7Lol, he knows, he was joking.

lambchop
06-24-2010, 04:53 AM
What a great question!

G7sus4, played with open high G, second fret on C string (D), first fret on E string (F) and third fret on A string (C). Keep the G open and play it up the neck (although that changes the type of chord once you begin going up because of the G staying the same).

I think it may show up here on the JGuitar.com chord namer: http://www.jguitar.com/chordname?string5=8&string4=6&string3=7&string2=5&string1=x&string0=x. Just hit the speaker icon to play it, but watch out as it is a little loud the first time it plays through, at least on my browser.

If you start with with this form with your finger on the C string on the sixth fret (an F#) and keep backing down towards the headstock, you play the part of Night and Day that goes "In the Roaring Traffic's boom, in the emptiness of my lonely room, I think of you..." (at least the way I play it).

Just love that sound.

Mike

Coconut Willie
06-24-2010, 09:38 AM
I am stuck between two chords as my favorites Am7 & C6.

Markwell
06-24-2010, 09:49 AM
The plain old D major chord - I'll let George explain why:

"'If I Needed Someone' is like a million other songs written around a D chord. If you move your finger about you get various little melodies. That guitar line, or variations on it, is found in many a song, and it amazes me that people still find new permutations of the same notes."

farmerboy
06-24-2010, 11:26 AM
Is it just me that finds minor 9ths close to perfect?

Strummingbird Stu
06-24-2010, 01:24 PM
I am stuck between two chords as my favorites Am7 & C6.

I like those 2 chords too. Anyone know a song using just those chords? I'd like to add it to my uke repertoire! Just joking! lol

13jparker
06-24-2010, 05:18 PM
Asus2 and Dsus2 are tied for first. I love that open sound.

clayton56
06-24-2010, 08:25 PM
It's used a lot in Mach pieces.

David

is that Johann Sebastian Mach?

Cranky Dave
06-25-2010, 05:45 AM
is that Johann Sebastian Mach?

"...I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really..."

spookefoote
06-25-2010, 06:09 AM
C3po or pyjama

UKISOCIETY
06-25-2010, 08:14 AM
http://www.dimensionsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Chord-of-Wood.jpg

the52blues
06-25-2010, 08:24 AM
I like A7 and hammering on and/or pulling off the sus 4 - sounds really purdy!

Ukulele JJ
06-25-2010, 09:59 AM
http://www.dimensionsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Chord-of-Wood.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Chord_in_mathematics.svg/200px-Chord_in_mathematics.svg.png

JJ

Tudorp
06-25-2010, 10:39 AM
My favorite chord is the one that holds my pajama bottoms up.. No wait, my WIFE's favorite chord is the one that holds my pajama bottoms up. Mine is the Am7 version that doesn't hold my pajama bottoms up (look ma, no hands...)...

StereoJoker
06-25-2010, 11:05 AM
Well, D minor is the saddest of all keys.

I plan to write a trilogy of songs written in Dm.

No, but really, I love Dm, too. For nearly every instrument I've played, I've loved the sound of the Dm. For the uke, though, I can't choose between Dm and Eb.

cpatch
06-25-2010, 11:29 AM
As a Christian, it would have to be Gsus.

StereoJoker
06-25-2010, 07:21 PM
As a Christian, it would have to be Gsus.

Amen to that! :rotfl:

Ahnko Honu
06-26-2010, 12:04 AM
Nothing like a good Bm. :D

deach
06-26-2010, 01:59 AM
Nothing like a good Bm. :D

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byjimini
06-26-2010, 02:48 AM
G. So many ways you can piss around with it and sound like you know what you're doing. :D

My favourite move with it is to put your little finger in the C-chord position so it rings a little just before changing to another chord, sound fantastic and lets the music flow a little, opens it up a bit.

I went to a uke meet and sat talking to a banjo player who was showing me ways to move around with the G chord - play both G and G7 at the same time, lifting your little finger up and then your index finger to make a nice little shuffle before a chord change.

Taylor Stringflinger
07-05-2010, 08:20 AM
Aloha UU,
Seeing as there are so many different personalities and styles out there I thought it would be fun to find out what your favorite chords are. Right now mine is a two for one. The ol' Am7/C6 jobber.
g-0
c-9
e-8
a-7

spookefoote
07-05-2010, 08:29 AM
Fmaj7, 5 5 0 0, when playing Space Oddity

dans003
08-02-2010, 09:03 PM
gotta be csus2
g=0
c=0
e=0
a=5

Splat
08-03-2010, 04:02 AM
My friend Carl created a chord on the piano called the rape chord, it sounds horrific.
The closest you can get on uke is 5432 :D

D-string
08-03-2010, 05:26 AM
I love the "Am add 9" 2002 downstrum, but I can't really explain why.

It might be because you get the Am chord first in a ascending order root, minor third, fifth and after this.. you get the added nine.


I also love the open G chord, because it has the solid root and fifth on the first strings and it ends with the major third.. but this one can easilly be changed to a sus2, minor, sus4 or even a powerchord... just love to play with this chord!!!

Jim Hanks
04-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Very old thread, but nobody mentioned my current fave - 2133 A7#9 - on a low G - a little cliche maybe being "the Hendrix chord" but the coolest thing is you can lift any finger and it still sounds good

Hippie Dribble
04-15-2013, 03:48 PM
well, today at least, mine are CM7 - 0002 and a variation on the F chord - 10 0 8 0

electrauke
04-15-2013, 03:53 PM
I like E7 and F6 A.K.A. D minor

TaoJones1066
04-15-2013, 04:32 PM
Have to say E7. It builds tension so well.

TheCraftedCow
04-15-2013, 08:46 PM
C7 as 3433 and accompanied by F7 as 2313 and G7 as 4535. Move 'em down a notch for B7 or up to whatever you want. 4535-3424-2313 is a nice walk. It makes Frankie and Johnny a lot of fun.

CasanovaGuy
04-15-2013, 10:23 PM
I'm a sucker for chord variations, which means I'm quite biased towards Jake Shimabukuro's and Kalei Gamiao's highly creative styles xD

It's hard to pick just one chord, so here's three lol
0225 for GMA7 in Jake's Blue Roses Falling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82npOI0Va0)
0607 for Emadd9 in Jake's Crosscurrent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0BwyWRANSY)
0975 for Gadd9 in Kalei's Kiss From A Rose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f5VkLUtGE4)

barefootgypsy
04-16-2013, 02:15 AM
Dm7 ..... I always love that one. Moves to G7.... aaaah.
2213

DannyPham
04-16-2013, 09:58 PM
I LOVE G5 :)

I think that's what it is anyway. Its the blue roses falling chord as I like to call it.

0235

Barbablanca
04-17-2013, 05:06 AM
Mine is FMaj7 too - played 5557 in the sequence C, E7, F Maj7, D7 - it just sounds so "ukulele" and so blue.

Barbablanca
04-17-2013, 05:13 AM
Oh, Danny that's nice. Just played it and followed it up with 0233, G, 0230 to give a very "Donovan" sequence. SINGS: "Seagull I don't want your wings, I don't want your freedom in a lie!" - Ballad of a Crystal Man

OldePhart
04-17-2013, 07:19 AM
"My favorite chord?" Hmmm, the correct one? :)

Seriously, I don't think I have a particular chord that I'd call a favorite, but some progressions, yeah, definitely some favorites there.

John

UkerDanno
04-17-2013, 08:03 AM
Seems like the most popular choice is Am7. But it seems sooo confusing and difficult to hold! Which fingers go where? I'm so afraid to mess it up! I guess gotta practice some more. lol

yeah, I much prefer C6, it's way easier!

DannyPham
04-17-2013, 08:31 PM
A pretty nice chord I like is the gentle mandolin chord.

I believe it's 22710

Freaking hard but pretty!

Mooh
04-18-2013, 07:57 AM
I don't believe in a favourite chord, except for maybe the next one I play...and the next, and the next...

Isn't it about the context of the sound? Even then it depends on my mood.

Peace, Mooh.

sukie
04-18-2013, 08:23 AM
If I was going to pick up my ukulele and play only one chord, I would pick Bb. It still pleases me I can play it.

SailingUke
04-18-2013, 09:33 AM
My favorite chord is the last one in a song !

etf
04-18-2013, 08:18 PM
I wouldn't say a favourite chord but my most satisfying chord is my newest chord learnt. It's a truly satisfying feeling getting a new chord to play and hear in your learning curve. Looking forward to the next one.

ETF:cool:

Sesska
04-18-2013, 11:53 PM
favorite chord ever definitely is the Em 0432!!

sounds beautifull with the open G string, and allows so many/easy fingerpicking solutions... i'm in love with this one, seriously, can't help to play it all the time, in all possible tunes :)

Sari
04-19-2013, 12:32 AM
Totally agree with Mooh. What kind of question is this. A chord's beauty, importance, value, sound, is always in the context of what you are playing. Unless you want to play one chord all day long!

Ahnko Honu
04-19-2013, 12:47 AM
Nothing like a good Bm. :D

Still my favorite! :old: