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soupy1957
07-29-2013, 10:20 PM
I am feeling sorta "guilty" that I'm doing a "one-finger" C Chord. Is there a more well..............fuller version of the C Chord that I could use?

mm stan
07-30-2013, 12:21 AM
http://www.ukulelestrummers.com/Allpositions.html

Louis0815
07-30-2013, 01:35 AM
I am feeling sorta "guilty" that I'm doing a "one-finger" C Chord.Why that?
If you feel guilty with that one, how do you feel playing Am or even C6/Am7?

With regards to finding alternate fingerings you might want to check out http://ukulelehelper.com/ - it has a total of 32 fingerings for the simple C chord (incl. finger-twisters like 5437, 5707 or 5737)

:cool:

Maxjunk
07-30-2013, 03:19 AM
There's nothing wrong with just fretting the third fret of the fourth string. I have been playing for two years and that is still the only c chord I use unless I need it up an octave. Making things more complex doesn't mean they'll automatically sound better or fuller.

Radio Flyer
07-30-2013, 04:54 AM
C is my favorite chord.

Freeda
07-30-2013, 04:57 AM
Use 5433 for a while. It's a hand position with many uses, so it's good to learn anyway.

OldePhart
07-30-2013, 07:14 AM
I am feeling sorta "guilty" that I'm doing a "one-finger" C Chord. Is there a more well..............fuller version of the C Chord that I could use?

Actually, the open C chord is the most "full sounding" C chord because three of the four strings are open - open strings pretty much always ring more freely than fretted ones.

kkimura
07-30-2013, 07:23 AM
For a while "C" was my only chord!

OldePhart
07-30-2013, 07:32 AM
Actually, the open C chord is the most "full sounding" C chord because three of the four strings are open - open strings pretty much always ring more freely than fretted ones.

Here I am talking to myself again...

I didn't mean that one should avoid learning other forms, BTW. I'll often play it 5433 if I'm playing other barre chords around that area or if I need to "scrub" or "scratch" the chord.

John

addicted2myuke
07-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Once you start to tackle diminished chords that mostly require 4 fingers, you will yearn for the beautiful C chord. That's my favorite sounding chord. Embrace it!

soupy1957
07-30-2013, 10:25 PM
It's like anything else, I suppose..........you grow, you learn.

malweth
07-31-2013, 12:03 AM
I find that if what you're attempting has a lot of barres and/or 3-4 fretted string chords, the single fretted chords sound a lot brighter... too bright. I think that's the source of the "guilt." I'm just starting to learn chords up the fretboard and I like the open-A shape for C. Of course it's a lot harder to play stuff like that (transitions to/from barres for me are way too slow).

Tootler
07-31-2013, 05:39 AM
I don't feel in the least bit guilty playing one finger C. In fact the brightness of open cord shapes are the very thing I'm looking for as it suits the songs I play.

PhilUSAFRet
07-31-2013, 08:55 AM
that is the "standard" C major. The others are alternates, except maybe for "Hawaiian C"

Trout
08-01-2013, 01:09 AM
Think of it as giving the middle finger to the guitar.

malweth
08-01-2013, 02:17 AM
that is the "standard" C major. The others are alternates, except maybe for "Hawaiian C"

Is that HI-C or just a Hawaiian Punch?

cdkrugjr
08-01-2013, 10:22 AM
You could tune to D. That'll make C more challenging . . .