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01-24-2009, 12:58 AM
H-h-h-hey uke players of the Underground! UU presents a brand new episode of Uke Minutes, for your viewing pleasure:

Uke Minutes 36 - 3 Finger Chunk! (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/01/24/uke-minutes-36-3-finger-chunk/)

In this episode, we expand on the 3-finger "C String Bass Technique" from last week (available HERE (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/01/17/uke-minutes-35-c-string-bass-technique/) for review) and provide a lighter, 3-fingered version of your basic Chunking technique (check out the chunk HERE (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/08/23/uke-minutes-23-chunking/)).

Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Weird dreams about this technique? Post them below!

01-24-2009, 08:21 AM
hey, was this used for the picking pattern to Is There a Place, too?


01-24-2009, 08:34 AM
not this weeks live lesson but last weeks aldrine had it going...

a lot of people confused. so this was perfect!!

01-24-2009, 10:11 AM
you know what, ive been wanting to learn how to do this. lol

thanks guys

01-27-2009, 07:22 PM
sweet these vids just keep getting better and better

01-28-2009, 03:48 PM
I only have a baritone, so I'm learning this as a 4 string chunk, using the top string as my baseline and plucking all 3 lower strings with my fingers...

I'm having trouble getting a solid chunk sound though...

Does it come from hitting the soundboard or just the strings? Any tips would be great.

01-31-2009, 01:31 AM
I'm having trouble getting a solid chunk sound though...

This "chunk" isn't really a chunk at all - it's more of a mute. The sound you should be getting is actually really quiet because the 3 finger chunk acts more as a way to dampen the strings.

For more information on how to do a regular chunk, check out this thread:

and Uke Minutes 23 - Chunking (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/08/23/uke-minutes-23-chunking/)

Hope that helps!

02-21-2009, 05:01 AM
ahh i really don't understand how to do the chunk bit itself

do i pick the string and then push down with the side of my thumb
or do i pick the string with my thumb against the string

so confused!

thanks for any help

02-21-2009, 06:44 PM
I've just been slapping the fretboard with my fingertips.

02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Oh man, just watched CommunityChannel's newest video.

"Chunk" was her ugly word for the day. How sad. I love her stuff!