Important Strumming Pattern

The Most Important Strumming Pattern You’ll Ever Learn

If you were only ever going to learn one strumming pattern assuming that you’ve got a few basic strumming patterns down, I’d definitely recommend you make it this one. I’ve heard this strumming pattern referred to as ‘old faithful‘ in the past because of it’s versatility. It works on just about any song and is a great pattern to default back to if you’re not sure what pattern you should be playing… Continue reading

Why Does My Ukulele Go Out Of Tune

Why Does My Ukulele Always Go Out Of Tune?

Are you finding that your new ukulele always needs tuning every time you want to play it?

This is really common, particularly when you have new strings on your ukulele. Nylon strings take a certain amount of stretching before they settle down and hold their tune. Some strings will settle faster than others. Personally I like Aquila strings and Worth Browns. I haven’t noticed a huge difference in the stretching of the two but I’ve seen (and heard) some very poor strings at the cheap end of the market that seem to never really settle.

Assuming you have got a decent set of strings on your ukulele, there’s a few things that you can do to speed the stretching process up… Continue reading