Today’s post will feature a selection of ukulele tutorials which should help you improve both your strumming and your fingerstyle techniques.
Before we move on to the tutorials, here is a link to a nice chord chart complete with fingering information created by Japanese Kunihisa Ogawa.
Tutorials for fingerpicking
Aaron has uploaded a very good fingerstyle ukulele tutorial. It is progressive, well explained and should help you get up to speed with a fingerpicking pattern. Aaron is giving a few useful tips for fingerpicking throughout the video.
Music Teacher Michael Lynch teaches you Travis picking pattern for the ukulele. As a compliment to what is explained in the video, Michael has written a document (download here) detailing finger notation for the right hand as well as covering details of the Travis fingerpicking pattern.
Various strumming techniques
Piers explains how to play what he calls the 4th best ukulele strum in the world. Check his YouTube channel for other strums.
YouTube user tafkam explains how you can spice up your ukulele strumming with some nifty tricks that will make your playing sound more jazzy or bluesy.
For some flamenco style ukulele playing, Sonny explains how to play the fan strum.
Other useful tutorials
CaptainofUke explains about moveable major chord forms (video below) and the moveable minor chord forms here.
Here is another video by Aaron who teaches you how to adapt banjo clawhammer style to your ukulele playing.
For more ukulele tutorials, check my first post on the subject.