Ukulele Video Lessons - Chiming. Chiming is also known as "Harmonics". You can also use the ukulele chord chart in conjunction with the video.
Chiming on a ukulele is something that is very easy to learn on a ukulele. The frets that you chime on are the fifth fret, the seventh fret and finally on the twelfth fret.
When you are chiming on a ukulele, you don’t put any pressure on the strings. Instead, what you are going to do is to hold the strings lightly as you pick them to give them the chime sound that you are looking for.
You have your C chime on your fifth fret, you have your G chime on your seventh fret and you have your C again on your twelfth fret. The thing to remember about chiming is that when you are chiming you don’t want to hold down your finger like you do when you are playing a chord. With chiming, you are simply looking to muffle the string.
When you are chiming, you can either strum the ukulele like you would when you are playing a chord but only holding the light pressure to muffle the string. The other thing that you can do when you are chiming is that you can pick the strings while you are chiming.
Chiming is something that allows you to play a different sound on the ukulele and creates a pleasing sound for your audience to hear. While so many other instruments don’t allow diversity, that isn’t true with ukuleles. Chiming is something that most everyone can learn and with a little bit of practice you will find that you are chiming like the best ukulele players around.
Just remember to simply muffle your strings without applying a lot of pressure and you will get the sound that you want.
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