In this series of Ukulele Video Lessons, you'll be learning additional techniques to this type of strumming. There has already been a discussion on one of the ways that you can do the oldies strum, but that is not the only way that someone can do the oldies strum.
For the first oldies strum, on the first hit it's a partial muffle. You muffle the strings as you are strumming the ukulele so that the sound that is coming out is muffled and different than it would be if it wasn't muffled.
The second way that you can do the oldies strum is to place your strumming hand so that the side of your hand with your pinky is resting against the bridge, muffling the sound there instead of just on the strings. The other way that you can do the oldies strum is by placing the side of your hand on the bridge of the ukulele while muting the strings with your other hand.
Oldies strumming is something that is fun to do and a lot of people have enjoyed doing when they are playing their ukulele. Although people think about sixties and seventies when they are talking about the oldies, there are a lot of people who loves the oldies in this day and age. That is why oldies strumming is something that a lot of people who play the ukulele enjoy.
It can be difficult to get the oldies strumming down pat, since it can take time to get used to the positioning and the feel of it when you are muffling your bridge with the side of your hand. Once you practice the different types of oldies strumming, you will find that there may be one that you favor over the other and one that is more comfortable for you. But you won't know until you try them out for yourself.Return to Home Page