Musicians have been struggling to play the dreaded ukulele e-chord for years. In fact, many ukulele players can’t play the e-chord, and choose to avoid songs that include it.
The e-chord is particularly difficult to fret, meaning it requires the hand and fingers being placed in an awkward position. The tricky nature of the ukulele e-chord means that transitions between chords also become more tedious.
How do you play an E chord on a ukulele? Put the index finger on the second fret of the first string, your middle finger on the fourth fret of the fourth string, your ring finger on the fourth fret of the third string, and your pinky on the fourth fret of the second string. This is the correct way to play the e chord on a ukulele.
Ukulele players often find it easier to avoid this chord altogether, or use a similar chord in its place (most commonly the E7 chord).
However, to be a truly well-rounded ukulele player, the ability to play all major chords is essential. Eventually, players become restricted by their avoidance of the e-chord and unable to master their craft.
Thankfully, by following these professional ukulele chord tips, mastering the e-chord is possible for even the most uncertain players. With a little time and practice, this chord begins to blend in with all the others and becomes part of a comprehensive ukulele playing skill set.
Are you ready to do what it takes to overcome the ukulele e-chord? Then let’s dive in!