How to Play 2 Ukulele Strumming Patterns

by Ara Song

My second uke video

Supplies

  • A ukulele
  • Basic knowledge of chords/notes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    A ukulele is a four stringed instrument and can be either really beautiful sounding or really squeaky. Depends on how much you practice ;)

    Step 2

    Since the camera flip the image, I played each string to show you which was which. The chords are Am, G, Dm and F. They for the song 'La La La' by Naughty Boy.

    Step 3

    I'm using them to show the strumming patterns and I will be doing a guide of the song soon :) (finger crossed that I'll be able to learn it :P)

    Step 4

    The first pattern is D- UDUDU. The chord will change on a down strum, after the last up strum.

    Step 5

    Like so. (Sorry for the faster one at the end)

    Step 6

    The second pattern is D-chuckUDUDU. Okay I know your probably thinking "what in the world is a chuck?!" But it's not nearly as hard as you think. It is basically the movement of slapping your hand

    Step 7

    Against the instruments finger board, near the end.

    Step 8

    See, it's easy.

    Step 9

    Hope that was easier than the first video. My uke is out of tune today, but bear with me.

    Step 10

    So, you just learned two new strumming patterns! Yay you! Now go and practice them to your hearts content <3