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    I have found many sites that show chords, but none that show more than one way to play any given chord.

    Several examples:

    E Chord: some charts show it as 1402, others as 4442. Both are hard to play. But in researching it, I found mention of 4447 which is much easier. However, that doesn't show up on any chart I've found.

    D Chord: charts show it as 2220, but you can play it as 2225 which is not shown on charts.

    D7 Chord: charts show it as 2223 (not really that hard), but my teacher showed me 2020 which is easier, but not on chart.

    What I'm looking for is a chart that shows multiple shapes for any given chord, at least the popular ones.
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    The Hal Leonard Ukulele Chord Finder is a good resource for multiple fingerings for each chord.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/1423400429/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

    If you have a smartphone, I have found a couple of apps that show various positions for each chord. One is called Chords4Ukes and the other one is called UkeMaster. I have an iPhone, so I don't know if these apps are available for Android phones, but I imagine they are.

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    https://ukebuddy.com/ukulele-chords

    Click on the headstock to see the alternate ways

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackLuis View Post
    https://ukebuddy.com/ukulele-chords

    Click on the headstock to see the alternate ways
    Excellent! Thank you!
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    Roy Sakuma's Treasury of Ukulele Chords is a classic. I found it much easier to use than Hal Leonard's book, and I have detailed the reasons for this my Amazon review, one of forty reviews giving the Sakuma book a five-star rating. You'll need to seek it out, buy it used, or have someone photocopy it for you, but trust me: it's a winner.
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    another great online resource: http://ukulelehelper.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis0815 View Post
    another great online resource: http://ukulelehelper.com/
    I second that one. You can also download it to your desktop and use it without being connected to the internet.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis0815 View Post
    another great online resource: http://ukulelehelper.com/
    I had already looked at that site, but did not realize until your post that you could see alternate shapes by using the left/right arrows on top of the chord list.
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    Here's one that's been around a long time ... Ukulele Chord Finder and easy to use. Click on the chord to see 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th position if applicable. There used to be a downloadable version one can keep on their desktop.

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