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ukulele chord help!!! please?
what chords does this mean?:
4222 2225 2100 0232
like put in letter form like A or AM for example
- Cliff ELv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Super, I am assuming Baritone Uke tuning, ie..D, G, B, E (low pitch to high). This tuning is the same as the Treble strings of the guitar.
The numbers indicate the fret positions to be fingered; therefore:
4222= F#m (minor)
2225= A (major)
2100= E (major)
0232= D (major)
It is of course, a shorthand system for notating chords on the neck of a fretted instrument.
Tablature is another system.
Standard chord charts a third.
If your Uke uses soprano tuning (A, D, F#, B), then chord names are a fifth higher.
Cliff E. (classic guitarist)
PS...Uke is a nice starting instrument that will lead nicely to more formal studies on the Guitar later if you so desire.
- JacintaLv 71 decade ago
First of all, to my (fairly limited!) knowledge, there are two main ukulele tunings:
1. G, C, E, A
2. A, D, F#, B (a whole tone higher; I used this tuning *many* years ago!)
Secondly, I'm guessing that the numbering system shows which frets should be stopped. Thus, 4222 would mean 4th fret, 2nd fret, 2nd fret and 2nd fret.
Using tuning #1, the pitches produced would be, respectively, B, D, F# and B, giving you a B minor chord, usually written simply as Bm.
4222, 2225, 2100 and 0232, for tuning #1:
Bm, D, A and G
4222, 2225, 2100 and 0232, for tuning #2 will be a tone higher than that:
C#m, E, B and A
Hope this helps!
EDIT: while I've been dithering about, Cliff E. has explained everything very clearly! He's got me thinking: I wonder if there's a site somewhere that can translate "numerical, wxyz" chord notation into standard chord symbols, and vice versa.
- CowUkeALv 51 decade ago
Provided your ukulele is tuned GCEA and you're numbers for your strings are top to bottom (chin to knee GCEA), then your chords are Bm, D (your 1st and 3rd strings are now D), A, & G. http://www.meleukulele.com/PDFs/UkeChart.pdf
You're not the first to ask this number/chord stuff. Where do you guys get it?
CowUkeASource(s): Ukulele instructor
- 1 decade ago
I'll have a go at working it out once you tell me how your uke is tuned.
Is it GDAE, or ADF:B or some other tuning?Source(s): musician
- 1 decade ago
I don't know...ask a math nerd!Source(s): ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!