View Full Version : help with certain technique James Hill used

08-04-2011, 11:08 PM
So i looking at some james hill songs on youtube

the part that sounds cool which is around 4:00 is what i wanna learn how to do! Its pretty confusing at that speed so is there a video that shows how to do it a bit slower? lol

08-05-2011, 01:16 AM
He's using a lot of different techniques there. the one note strum which he is known for, he is strumming chords at the same time but muting them in between and he's using the ukulele as a drum more or less. Which one did you mean? :)

I saw that video myself and my god if I only could be able to play like that some day (I won't though)

08-05-2011, 02:30 AM
I stumbled across a youtube feature that allows for the speed of the video to be slowed down.

I tried it with Chrome and it works really nice... you have to opt in by going to this website, but so far I like very much, I hope this is able to helpyou...

Thank you!


Juan Carlos

08-05-2011, 02:37 AM
Firstly, I think for the full effect you need a pickup on the uke; When I tried on my tenor it was much quieter and my finger hurt.
With the drumming part, it seems to me that between his 'snare' and 'bass drum (flicks the bridge or strings? maybe bridge cos he said it hurt)' taps he flicks some of the strings with his forefinger.
Check out Honey's strum here www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLW9ENpaPls at 2:20, I think you'd dig it.