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    Default How do you play this chord?

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    It’s the last chord in Daniel Ho’s Ho’okahi song.

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    Well, the tab is for low-G uke. It's an F major 7 chord with the notes A-E-F-C, 2nd fret on the 4th string, 4th fret on the 3rd string, 1st fret on the second string and 3rd fret on the fourth string. I would use middle finger on the 4th string, pinky on the 3rd string, index finger on the 2nd string, and ring finger on the 1st string.

    Or if you don't care about that particular voicing, you could play an F major 7 as 5500 - just two fingers.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

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    Does this help?
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    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    5557 is also a nice sounding FM7.
    Keep Strummin'

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    That’s a toughie. I first started by trying as a barre chord and was having trouble. I kind of like in the song 7555 though it is not the same chord. Thanks Jim and sailinguke! The pictures help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    Or you could substitute a jazzier Fmaj9: 0413 (3rd-less), 0410 (5th-less) or 2433 (rootless).
    I will try those. Thanks!

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    As mentioned above, 5500 plays all the same notes - and if you strum upwards, the notes are even in the same sequence. I've been playing for more than twenty-five years, and still cannot play FMaj7 (2413). I've tried, honestly, and can now do it if I have time to arrange my fingers carefully, but not in the context of a song, where deftness and fluidity is called for.

    John Colter.

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    I have to admit that I didn't read the thread with attention, but when someone asks how to play a Fmaj7 my knee jerk reaction is: 5500.

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    Hi, ghostrdr!

    Fmaj7 (top left) on ukulele is same shape as Cmaj7 (bottom left) on guitar, because they have 5 steps difference. This (bottom left) shape is too difficult and we play bottom right shape on guitar. Hence Cmaj7 is much easier on guitar (bottom right) than Fmaj7 on ukulele (top left).



    I would play F instead of Fmaj7 on ukulele, if it possible.

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    If you are going to play F (on ukulele) instead of FMaj7, why not play it 2013? That's dead easy, only one note different from the true FMaj7, and has a flavour of the intended chord.

    John Colter.

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