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Fingering patterns that give the same kind of chord when applied to all frets of the fretboard. Thus, if you leave the fingering unchanged and change the position of your fret hand to different frets, only the pitch will change. This makes it easy to change the scale or to find chords belonging to the same chord family (progression). — For pentatonic scales see moveable patterns for pentatonic scales.

Major Chords

1514. 11.14. 312.1 312.4 134.3 25.1.3 33.31 14.42 3.211 3.215

Minor Chords

3.111. 323.1 134.2 212.4 33.21 3.114

Power Chords (5)

open patterns

xx11. 11.xx x12.x 3x1x 1xx4.

closed patterns

1b1.44 3.51b1

Dominant Seventh Chords (7)

Major

1211. 231.3 11.12 1.323 5.431

Minor

1111. 131.3 22.13 1.322

Seventh Chords (maj7)

Major

2125. 11.13 1.333 4.321

Minor

2115. 131.3 11.11 21.11 22.14 133.2

Sixth Chords (6)

Major

221.3 11.11 1.313

Minor

1222. 121.3 22.12

Diminished Chords (dim)

1212. 1515. 1545. 34.31 4.515

Augmented Chords (aug)

32.21. 21.14 144.3

Suspended Chords (sus)

Suspended Fourth (sus4)

11.24. 3.311. 55.1.1 412.2 412.4 134.4 13.41

Dominant Seventh Suspended Fourth (7sus4)

1.124 41.24 1311. 1341. 331.3 11.22 1.324

Suspended Second (sus2)

112.4 33.11 5511. 4.122. 4.124 1344. 1.341

Dominant Seventh Suspended Second (7sus2)

1.321

Add Ninth Chords (add9)

Major

5211. 11.21 3.213

Minor

3.113 434.1 4.125

Scales on the Ukulele

The following patterns are all ways to play diatonic scales on the ukulele. The major root note is highlighted in light blue, the minor root note is pink. The halftone steps are marked in red; they are omitted if a pentatonic scale is to be played. The fourth string is played only in a linear tuning and is therefore grayed out. The number to the left below the string names indicates which fret to start on when playing a C major scale.

The arrangement of the scales on the fretboard gives the modal scales according to the mnemonic: “I Don't Play Like Miles and Louis”.

Overview

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In the following overview, strings containing the root note (tonica) of the chord are colored light blue. Light gray fields are played open if the first white field lies in the first fret, otherwise they are usually played barred. Red numbers in scales must be omitted when playing a pentatonic scale.

References

  • Beloff, Jim; Sokolow, Fred: Ukulele Fretboard Roadmaps: The Essential Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard. 2006