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Marshmallow
06-19-2008, 03:04 PM
When you play a tenor ukulele standing up, can you strum the strings with your left hand at your side? Basically, can you support it completely with your right forearm, and still be able to strum? What about with a soprano? I've been having big issues with the way I hold my ukulele/chords.

deach
06-19-2008, 03:07 PM
Yes, but you might need a bigger belly.

Marshmallow
06-19-2008, 03:09 PM
could be, I'm 6'4" and skinny

deach
06-19-2008, 03:11 PM
pretty funny for a guy named marshmallow

SnakeOiler
06-19-2008, 03:26 PM
I don't know, I'm usless without a strap.

Marshmallow
06-19-2008, 03:32 PM
Okay...i'm starting to think that a bigger ukulele would be a good idea for me.

deach
06-19-2008, 03:44 PM
What's wrong with using a strap?

Marshmallow
06-19-2008, 03:46 PM
that would be okay, too...is it hard to put one on there?

deach
06-19-2008, 03:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2yitWBv194&feature=PlayList&p=49C3E2C9859915FF&index=5

Marshmallow
06-19-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks, man.

nikolo727
06-19-2008, 04:04 PM
ya im 6'3 and 285 pounds.

and still growing cuz im only 16.

needless to say I can hold an ukulele with one hand, standing up, quite well.


:D

NotoriousMOK
06-19-2008, 04:45 PM
There's also Fred's DIY strap (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=476&highlight=strap) -- no drilling and you can make one out of the junk drawer.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-20-2008, 08:49 PM
When you play a tenor ukulele standing up, can you strum the strings with your left hand at your side? Basically, can you support it completely with your right forearm, and still be able to strum? What about with a soprano? I've been having big issues with the way I hold my ukulele/chords.

if u mean, pushing ur ukulele against ur body with your forearm, yeah i can do it and seem to manage :D