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Ukulele

The ukulele is a Hawaiian instrument with a carefree, jaunty sound and is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. Its small size offers an ease of portability and gives players of all ages the chance to master it.

For beginners the positioning and tuning is very crucial ,thus if you are you are sitting, you can let the body of the ukulele rest on one of your legs and rest your strumming arm on the top of the ukulele. That way the ukulele neck should float in the air. When you are standing you can hold it against your chest and keep it there with your strumming arm. It is best to get some professional help who will train you at the start when you?ll probably only be doing simple up and down, up and down, up and down to get the basics right. But after a while you can try to add some slapping and palm muting to really get that chunky, funky and groovy feeling.

Therefore, the trick is to carefully listen to the song and FEEL the rhythm. Lastly, one can also benefit from fingering exercises which will gradually help build calluses (i.e. toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction or pressure).




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