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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

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

  • 1 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.

  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 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.

    You're not the first to ask this number/chord stuff. Where do you guys get it?

    Have fun,


    Source(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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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