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'How to Play the Ukulele'

There are two basic ways to play your ukulele;

A 'Flying Thumb' and a 'Held Thumb.'

The Flying Thumb...

The Flying Thumb is used for strumming all four strings of your ukulele in pieces like '1,2,3 Shush!'

It is a free-flowing, unattached downwards movement.

You should try and strum near the end of the finger board, over the sound hole...

Flying thumb at the top of the strum...

 

...and at the end.

 

The Held Thumb...

The Held Thumb is used for playing tunes on a single string like 'All Elephants.'

Use your fingers to hold onto the ukulele and you thumb to play the single strings needed for the tune...

Held Thumb playing the A string...

 

 

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