View Full Version : Looking for a second (and third?) position chord chart.

08-01-2012, 06:56 AM
As in subject. Any of those around?

08-01-2012, 07:25 AM
The best chord resource is Roy Sakuma's book.
You can use it you entire ukulele career.

08-01-2012, 07:26 AM
There is in a sense. If you buy the Roy Sakuma chord book, he shows four voicings for each chord. The second voicing in a little bit lower on the neck, and the third voicing even further down.

A chart that starts with the second voicing I haven't seen.

08-01-2012, 09:00 AM
25 dollar shipping on a 10 dollar book, too bad.

08-01-2012, 09:10 AM
The Hal Leonard Ukulele Chord Finder was recommended to me at a workshop, I use it a lot.

It has 28 chords in every key in three positions, printed four across and three down on big 9 x 12 inch pages, with fingerings, so it's very easy to read.

It has a few pages of introductory material on chord theory along with the charts.

It only costs seven dollars, they keep them on the shelf at Guitar Center.
If you search on Amazon you can "see inside" for some examples and see if it would be good for you.


08-01-2012, 09:19 AM
Second Position (http://www.ukulelestrummers.com/Secondpositionchords.html)

Third Position (http://www.ukulelestrummers.com/Thirdpositionchords.html#SEVENTH%20PAGE)

Not exactly a chart, but probably the best free reference I've seen. Any chance your local music shop or bookstore can order the Sakuma book for you? It really is the best chord reference around.

08-01-2012, 09:23 AM


You may find cheaper shipping at other sources. Now I want this book, two

08-01-2012, 10:36 AM
This isn't exactly a chord chart, but there's a iPhone app called chords4uke that allows you to see several positions of the same chord. I have it and use it during classes, kani ka pilas and ukulele gatherings. I don't know if there's a version for non iPhone smartphones.
Here's a link to a review of the app at ukeeku.com.
Here's a link to the iTunes/Apple page for the app.

08-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Thanks for all the links and tips guys and gals, very helpful. I also got a very helpful e-mail from a fellow UU-member, so I'm good for know, thanks again.

08-01-2012, 12:10 PM
Check out the chord charts on Live Ukulele (http://liveukulele.com/) . . .

08-01-2012, 12:36 PM
As in subject. Any of those around?

Check this site out:

Hope this helps

08-01-2012, 12:48 PM
It's not a chart, but I like
also an iphone app called ukechords which has since been redesigned and costs $3

08-01-2012, 01:33 PM
I like the kauairainbow website which explains how to find these 2nd and 3rd position chords rather than just a chart to try to memorize/reference.

There is another one that goes well with this called the UkeCat chord method, but I can't find the original location just now.

Once upon a time I grabbed both of these, consolidating the multiple pages of Chord Magic into a single doc file, and UkeCat into a second doc file. They are both available for download from our old StrumMn Uke club site at the bottom of the "links" on the right hand side. http://strummn.blogspot.com/
Disclaimer: I didn't have anything to do with creating these, I just know that I don't want to lose them!

08-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Good stuff, thanks! :)

08-02-2012, 05:14 AM
What did you get from who? I would also be interested in a chord chart for second and third positions.