Thumb Strum that Sounds Like Fingerpicking

Using your thumb to strum the ukulele creates a warm, full sound. In this video we are learning a way to use our thumb to play one string at a time, as if we are fingerpicking. Then we practice this technique with a song, Hush Little Baby, which we play and sing by ear.

This is beginner-friendly and players with more experience can weave this motif into your arrangements. It’s a delicious addition to chord melodies.

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