Where To Strum A Ukulele

The soprano ukulele sounds best strummed at the base of the neck instead of at the sound hole.

It never made sense to me why, nor why larger ukuleles sounded better strummed closer to the sound hole.

I was finally enlightened at a workshop lead by Lil’ Rev. He explained that the “sweet spot” is exactly half-way down the strings. Physics!

Where to strum a ukulele
My very quickly done crude drawing to attempt to show what I mean

Give it a try on any uke. Don’t go by what’s shown here but rather by the half-way point between the bridge and the nut.

Update: I just learned something else at another workshop — the 12th fret is always the half-way point. There you go!


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