The term Ukulele may seem Greek to some, but it is actually Hawaiian, referring to the family of stringed instruments (usually using nylon) that are played using the fingers, nails or a felt tip. You would have already got the picture of a guitar in your mind. Strumming is the act of playing such instrument with a sweeping action where the finger tips are brushed past several strings to play a chord. Strumming pattern is similar to a preset, which is employed in a rhythmic guitar. Commonly used during the rock music era, various Ukulele strumming patterns are used distinctly in Pop, Jazz and Funk too.
Having gone through enough of theory, let us now take a peek at some of the best ukulele strumming patterns. This is especially for those guitar enthusiasts who long to try something different with the string. I am going to deal with the patterns that can be easily used by both beginners and intermediate players alike. There are two distinct ways in which the Ukulele strumming patterns are written. The conventional method is based on the music theory and the other called alternative notation is based on the “up and down”(U for up and D for down) which is simple but less accurate. Read more