How do you know what strum pattern to use on a ukulele?
How to Read Ukulele Strumming Notation
- The lines with a little tick at the top are slashes.
- The slashes are divided into groups.
- The chord names (in this case, just C) are directly above the first slashes.
- The count (‘one, two, three, four’) is immediately below each slash.
- The strumming direction is below the count.
What is a 3/4 strum pattern?
3/4 time is just like 4/4 time, but there are three beats to a measure instead of four. The three means that there are three beats to one measure, and the four means that a quarter note takes up one of those beats.
Which finger do you strum A ukulele with?
Strum with your finger. When strumming full chords, use the fingernail on your index finger. For the down strum, keep your knuckles pointed away from you, curl your fingers in toward your body, and strum in a downward motion with your index fingernail striking the strings.
Can I use A pick on A ukulele?
A pick is a piece of plastic or felt shaped like a triangle. Thick felt picks are the most popular pick to use when playing the ukulele. To use a pick, hold it lightly between your thumb and first finger, as shown in the left photo. Then use the tip of the pick to play the string.
Do you know how to triplet strum on the ukulele?
Triplet strumming is a pretty useful thing to learn on the ukulele. It can add an extra dimension to your rhythm playing and open up plenty of new strumming possibilities. Here’s how to do it… The clue is in the name when it comes to triplet strumming.
What does the triple stroke on the ukulele mean?
The triple stroke is actually a quarter-note triplet followed by an additional quarter note downstroke – “da-da-da – daa”.
What’s the best way to play a triplet strum?
Try and aim to take your hand back to the position you started your triplet strum with. I pretty much always say take it slow when it comes to learning anything but this is even more appropriate when it comes to triplets.
What kind of strumming do you use on a ukulele?
This is called Partido Alto and brings some Latin touch in the strumming. Start with one chord and then add the others. Mute the strings between the strokes with your left hand. ~FriendlyFred of uke4u.com