To play this chord, put your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the C string, as show above. Then put your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the G string and your 3rd finger on the 2nd fret of the A string.
This makes a triangle shape which is pretty common when we’re learning some basic ukulele chords. G7 is the exact same shape, and G is this chord shape but inverted!
For some reason, I’ve had some people struggle with learning this chord, F#m… I wonder if it’s just a mental challenge because the written chord is kind of intimidating with some extra characters.
Regardless, this is an easy chord to learn, and will definitely come in handy as you learn new beginner ukulele songs.
It’s commonly used in the A major scale, in the 6th scale position and the E major scale in the 2nd position. So you know if you’re playing in A or E, there’s a chance that you’ll get to play this lovely chord.
What does F m mean on Ukulele?
F m on ukulele means F minor. Although this chord is very similar, it is not the same chord. The F minor chord is used in a different key than the F # minor and it would not sound right if you tried to substitute Fm for F#m.
Keep practicing F#m so you can play the right chord at the right time.
What is F# ukulele?
F# ukulele is the F chord shape, but played a half step up, making the chord sharp. This is a barre chord, using your index finger to change the length of all four strings, and using your 2nd and 3rd finger to make the traditional F shape.
Again, this chord is not the same as the F#m chord and will not sound right as you’re playing. Practice makes perfect so keep practicing F#m at this time. F# is another useful chord that you will learn as a basic uke chord, but if you don’t need that one for the song you’re learning now, don’t confuse the two!