In this series of Ukulele Video Lessons, you'll be learning a special strumming technique that I call the "Oldies Strum". When people are first starting to play the ukulele, they often think that there is just one kind of strumming that they are going to do, but that's not so. Not all strumming techniques are the same. Some of the strumming techniques that are used in ukulele playing depend on the type of music that is being played. When you are playing oldies music, there is a special strum that has been created for that type of music and that is known as an oldies strum.
When you are doing an oldies strum, you are going to mute the strings and strum down, down, up, up, down, down. When you strum on the second down, you have to fan out your four fingers to give it a different sound. The pinky finger fans out first, then the ring finger, then the middle finger, and finally the pointer finger.
This is something that can take quite some time to practice, so don't be discouraged if you don't get it at first try. Practice each day and you will find that you are going to be able to get your oldies strum down pat. It may take you some time to get the coordination and timing down, but if you practice you will find yourself getting better.
Oldies strumming is something that people find will give them something new to play and a new sound. It's something that can take some getting used to when you are learning it, but when you have mastered it you will find that it's something fun to do. Oldies strumming is something that is different and new, and it's something that a lot of people enjoy doing. Once you have gotten the special strumming down, it's something that can be enjoyable to play and to listen to.Return to Home Page