If you search online, you’ll find a ton of free ukulele chord charts for you to print out and enjoy. I’ve collected and used many over the years, but none were ever “perfect” for my needs.
A few weeks ago, I started fooling around with the idea of creating some charts of my own. To that end I started looking for software to help be generate the chord diagrams- but I didn’t find anything with the kind of power and flexibility that I wanted.
So I went ahead and wrote a program of my own. After weeks of tweaking, I’m finally happy with the results.
Here they are, the first versions of my very own free ukulele chord charts!
Ukulele Chord Chart (Standard GCEA) [445k PDF]
Ukulele Chord Chart (Baritone DGBE) [445k PDF]
Mini Ukulele Chord Charts [1.1M PDF]
The first two are each a single letter-sized page (8.5″ x 11″) and contain 120 chords each. The third has both sets of chords, each tuning on half of a single letter-sized page. It’s perfectly portable, designed to be folded or cut in half. Throw a spare in your gig bag!
My design choices included:
- Stay close to the nut, opting for open chords where possible.
- No chords where some strings aren’t played. (I hate those.)
- No marks for barres or finger positioning.
- Prefer labeling with flats instead of sharps.
All three chord charts are under licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Basically it means you’re free to do whatever you want with these charts, even sell them, as long as you credit me with having made them in the first place.
But wait, there’s more! As an added bonus, I’m also giving away the individual chord images I generated for the charts:
GCEA Ukulele Chords PNG [304k ZIP]
DGBE Ukulele Chords PNG [304k ZIP]
To top it off, I don’t care what you do with these raw images. With the program I wrote, I can create all kinds of custom chord images at will. So, to the extent possible under law, I waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to these images. Use them in your own charts and song sheets. Use them for education. Use them for commercial purposes. Don’t ask for permission. Give me credit if you feel like it, just don’t take credit because that’s not cool.
Enjoy and happy strumming!
P.S. Stay tuned for more chord charts in the future!
P.P.S. Yes, I’ll eventually release the program I wrote to generate the diagrams. It’s just not quite ready for prime-time.
P.P.P.S. I’ve released the program I wrote to create the images. Download Chordious today!
P.P.P.P.S. All of my free ukulele chord charts can be found here.
46 thoughts on “Free Ukulele Chord Charts and Diagrams (Standard GCEA & Baritone DGBE)”
Thank you so much for sharing.
Just getting into the uke. Thanks very much for posting these! These charts will be of real help to me.
Glad you find them useful.
You, Sir, are a gentleman and a scholar, and thankfully, an epic nerd. The world is a better place for what you have done. Thank you.
Thank you sir! Soon enough I’ll release a graphical chord designer to make it super easy for others to make their own chords too.
you are a hero!!!
You are welcome. It is through kindness like yours that old folk like me(59!)
have discovered it is possible to make music!
would be cool if this program was also developed for the guitar! would pay for this. Anyway Stay Cool.
Chordious, the program I wrote to make these charts, supports chord diagrams for any fretted stringed instrument including guitar. It doesn’t have a chord finder yet though so I only spent the time to make charts for the instrument I play.
Great work. Thank you for sharing!
Than you very, very much!
This is amazing. I needed this for the ukulele club I’m volunteering to run at my kids school. Thank you so much! Fabulous!
thanks a million,i sell new and used ukes at the hotel molokai on fri. nights,along with their old folks uke show,and needed some thing like this to include with each uke…so helpful to a begginer…mahalo
Glad you find it useful.
I have not played guitar nor uke for the past 40yrs, now I just bought my new baritone Oscar Scmidt uke and reading your chords brings me back to my old days! by the way I am turning 60 and thank you for sharing your wonderful chords!
I’m glad you like the charts!
Concise, free, no strings attached (well, maybe 4), I feel like I struck gold! Thanks for this.
You’re welcome! Glad you enjoy them!
I love you for the chord diagrams
I’m glad you like them!
I love you for the separate chord diagram png files!
Glad to hear it.
I am having problems with the mono download. Is it suitable for Windows 10? Mono couldn’t be opened. My “look for a program to open it” sent my virus detector dancing.
If you’re running Windows 10, I highly recommend skipping the old version of Chordious that requires Mono and instead install the Chordious 2 Preview. It doesn’t require Mono, and is a much better app.
Thanks for the chord charts Jon. It’s refreshing to find someone good hearted who shares the knowledge freely, unlike the dozens of websites that are so bent on trying to turn a profit from it.
Thank you for your kind words, glad you like the charts.
Thanks so much, these images are much more printable than the ones that show up in “Print” on most Uke Tabs websites. I’ll share the file (my fave easy-ish songs) back here if you like.
Glad you like the images. Feel free to post your link.
straight up printable chart, no tricks, haven’t seen the like in 15 yrs. Guitarist who suffered nerve damage to left hand during surgery. Thought I’d give the uke a try since I still got the music in me. Thanks for making my rehab a little easier.
Glad you like it Jerry. Keep on playing!
Thank u Thank U. for your left hand chart. This is making an 84+ yr lady happy. I tried right hand but strumming was difficult. (lessons on three trips to Hawaii) Decided to try left handed.
Glad you find them useful!
Want to be able to print cheat sheet with uke diagrams that correspond to chord names for song sheets that lack them (diagrams). Would like to start with blank sheet, type in chord name and have diagram pulled from your library and printed on page.
I can play many chords but never made the effort to nail down the picture that goes with the name. Hope that cheat sheets are only a bridge to finally learning the whole enchilada.
Available editing software might do the job but they do way more than I need.
Santa Rosa, CA
Thanks very much, very helpful and much appreciated
Glad you find them useful!
Thank you for sharing
I’m just learning and found this so helpful, thank you!
Just found this today and what a life saver it was for me to use. Have you ever finished the second program for making ukulele chords. There were some chords that you don’t have in this program and it would be nice to be able to use them too. Thank you for all your hard work… 🙂
The program I created is here: http://chordious.com. You can create diagrams for every possible chord.