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Thread: Is there an easy (learnable) way to switch from F to G chord?

  1. #11


    This video from Cynthia Lin may help you,

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2021


    I thought I was the only one with this problem! I started to kind of lean back while changing the chords so that my uke rests on my body and doesn't fall.
    I will try these suggestions.
    Imagine if John Lennon had composed "Imagine" on the ukulele
    Maybe folks would have more clearly got the message

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Buffalo, NY


    It's just one of those changes that you're going to just have to practice over and over. I know a lot of people don't want to hear that, but as you go, there will be WAY harder transitions that you will encounter. I tried to take a lot of shortcuts as a beginner, but it just leads to a lot of bad habits. This is one of the easier chord changes, so I suggest that you work on it over and over. Try this without strumming though and simply just do the left hand chord change itself. Turn on a movie, relax and just switch over and over. You'll get it after a bit, but it will be a process.

    Also, I just pulled out my uke and when you hold an F chord, your ring finger can hang right over the 3rd fret 2nd string for the start of the G. All you need to do is add your other 2 fingers on the 1st and 3rd of the 2nd fret while putting your ring finger straight down!
    Last edited by Kyle23; 03-08-2021 at 07:45 AM.
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  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2018


    Hello I had the same problem when I picked up the uke 2 years ago... and I hate to say it just comes with practice and playing more.
    At some point your hand just naturally balance the uke on its own. It's like hoping on a cruise ship you sway for the first little bit

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