Here's how to play Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles, a simple four chord song on Ukulele!
Here we'll use the chords G major, C major, D major and A major plus a simple strumming pattern, which will enable us to play this full song. The video below includes a full song demo - so be sure to play along!
Before we start, take a look here at how we can tune the Ukulele! Here are the notes below:
String 4 - G
String 3 - C
String 2 - E
String 1 - A
Chords - Fretboard finger positions
All four strings are strummed for each chord. Where there is no fretted note, we play an open string to get that full chord sound.
Using a pick or our first finger, the main strumming pattern for this song can be remembered as:
Down - Down - Up - Up - Down
Chord changing tips
Learning to change chords smoothly takes time. It is always a good idea to keep the chord making hand relaxed and loose to avoid having too much tension in the fingers.
Try hold the shape of the chord loosely over the strings and press the chord down with only the pressure that is needed to sound the chord out but also what feels comfortable for you.
Chord playing tips
Use our finger tips, with fingers bent slightly to fret our chords and sound out the notes
Place our fingers on the side of the fret closest to us
Strum slightly in front of the sound hole, towards the headstock for a softer and more comfortable playing style
Need more help than this video provides? Check out Andy's comprehensive online Ukulele Course here!