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dazzlingmusicgirl
08-18-2017, 03:37 PM
How should I hold my ukulele? Do I hold it with my left hand on the fret and right hand on the body? Or do i hold it with my right hand on the fret and left hand on the body? Any advice?

janeray1940
08-18-2017, 03:43 PM
The standard/right-handed way is to fret with the left hand, and strum with the right.

I'd also recommend getting a strap button installed so you only have to concern yourself with fretting and strumming, rather than having to focus on holding as well - but it's a matter of personal preference.

Booli
08-18-2017, 07:20 PM
How should I hold my ukulele? Do I hold it with my left hand on the fret and right hand on the body? Or do i hold it with my right hand on the fret and left hand on the body? Any advice?

These links will demonstrate and explain for you:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EezlTrZ7QV0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EezlTrZ7QV0

and LOTS more beginner help can be found at Baz's ukulele site here: http://www.gotaukulele.com/

and also

https://liveukulele.com/lessons/how-to-hold-an-ukulele/

http://www.ukeschool.com/ukulele/lessons/how_to_hold.html

http://www.dummies.com/art-center/music/ukulele/how-to-hold-your-ukulele-for-playing/

Hope these help! :)

kohanmike
08-18-2017, 07:38 PM
I agree with getting strap buttons installed so you never have to hold uke, a strap allows you to just play.

Croaky Keith
08-18-2017, 09:48 PM
As a beginner, I would also suggest using a strap, even though I personally don't, it makes for one less thing to have to concentrate on whilst learning to fret & strum, which isn't easy, so don't get put off if it takes you a while to figure it all out. :)

(I mainly pick melodies, therefore, I hold my uke with my right hand whilst I pluck the strings, usually with my thumb, but that's just me. ;) )

dazzlingmusicgirl
08-19-2017, 05:39 AM
These links will demonstrate and explain for you:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EezlTrZ7QV0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EezlTrZ7QV0

and LOTS more beginner help can be found at Baz's ukulele site here: http://www.gotaukulele.com/

and also

https://liveukulele.com/lessons/how-to-hold-an-ukulele/

http://www.ukeschool.com/ukulele/lessons/how_to_hold.html

http://www.dummies.com/art-center/music/ukulele/how-to-hold-your-ukulele-for-playing/

Hope these help! :)

thank you so much!

dazzlingmusicgirl
08-19-2017, 05:41 AM
As a beginner, I would also suggest using a strap, even though I personally don't, it makes for one less thing to have to concentrate on whilst learning to fret & strum, which isn't easy, so don't get put off if it takes you a while to figure it all out. :)

(I mainly pick melodies, therefore, I hold my uke with my right hand whilst I pluck the strings, usually with my thumb, but that's just me. ;) )

Thank you this is helpful