How do you play the C sharp minor Chord on Ukulele?
C#m can be a little tricky because it’s probably the first time you’re moving up the neck at all with a chord, if you’re a new uke player like me – but it doesn’t have to be intimidating.
You can play the c sharp minor uke chord super easily by putting a barre on the 4th fret with your index finger, and placing your 3rd finger on the 6th fret of the G string.
When you strum all four strings, your ears will fill with infinite sadness, and the sound of desparation and melancholy, probably. Or you might just need to practice some more.
Although it might seem a bit complicated there are some easy tips for learning to get this chord stuck in your muscle memory and fingers.
Is there a C#m ukulele chord alternative?
Yes there is! If you’re having trouble playing the c#m chord like I’ve shown in the diagram, you can use the following alternative:
Barre the C string, E string and A string at the fourth fret, leaving the G string untouched. Now you can strum all three strings, continuing to leave the G string untouched or muted. This is an alternative to play c sharp minor.
I show you how to do this in the video below!
C#m is a moveable chord shape
A really excellent thing about learning how to move up the neck with C#minor is that you’ll find that the chord shape is moveable all over the fret board.
This can be helpful to transition to chords that might not be as easy to play, like the infamous E chord.
The C#m chord shape is simply the Am chord shape, but moved up 4 frets on the fret board.
Of course because the nut dictactes the length of the string when you play an Am, you’ll have to shorten the string using the barre like I show in this video: