Ukulele time

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ardhianitaindi asked

sorry for my question on your post. can I ask about ukulele? can i strum ukulele like i strum guitar?

chrisjwilson answered

Even on the guitar there are different types of strumming, palm muting, with a pick, flamenco style strums. You CAN strum a ukulele like a guitar (even using a pick) but that doesn’t mean you necessarily want to.

There is a more distinct style of strumming on the ukulele. Put your hand so it rests around the sound hole of the ukulele, point (with one finger only) towards your chest and then pivot from your wrist so your finger moves (passing over the strings) to point towards your feet. Then move it so it points back towards your chest.

This is a more traditional style strum, but you can also strum with your thumb, use both your pointer and thumb or even create a flamenco role by using every finger. 

Check out this video for more help. 

http://youtu.be/x-X_FxbUJZM

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