Never Stop Strumming

It’s fair to say I’ve helped a few newcomers to ukulele in my time, whether that’s been my own kids or people that emailed me for some extra tips.

One thing I notice when it comes to rhythm though is that a lot of ukulele beginners are far too eager to stop strumming.

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Only Playing By Ear In 2023

Throughout 2022 I didn’t play much ukulele, this has happened a few times since I started playing. I lose interest from time to time and I just kind of stop.

There’s one skill that I’ve never fully got to grips with though and this year I’m determined to make some real progress. That skill is playing by ear.

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Making C, F and G Sound Beautiful

Often I’ll be noodling around on the ukulele, strumming chords I know and I find it very easy to stay in the comfort zone and play something that really doesn’t require much effort on my part.

SO I set myself a little challenge to come up with something using C, F and G that sounded rather nice but was also relatively simple for beginners to get to grips with.

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