I AM LEFT HOW SHOULD I PLAY UKULELE?

by Andrea Corona April 03

I'm left handed ukulele

I AM LEFT HOW DO I DO IT TO PLAY?

We make this issue especially since, people approach us very restless because they touch with the left hand and do not know how to do, whether it is the same or not. Others despair and leave this beautiful process in half.

Calm down, it is not too much what I am going to explain to you but it will help you.

La key to touch without so many problems is to play in "mirror mode ", when you follow the steps of a right hand (chord images, tutorials, someone playing) although clearly, there are more things than this.

Surely one of your big problems is obviously playing chords and if you play your right-handed friend's Ukulele it will sound fatal unless you play positions like him. WHY?

THE TUNING THAT USES USLY IS

A1, E2, C3, G4 but as you need it is quite the opposite,

DIESTRO TUNING LEFT TUNING

Ukulele tuning right Left-handed tuning ukulele

CHANGE THE STRINGS OF YOUR UKULELE

Not necessarily all four. We know that they have a respective order by the thickness of each one. (The order of thickness from the thinnest to the thickest is A1, G4, E2, G3, if they are accommodated as a right-handed would use them.) Then we cannot tune say a string G in the tuning of E.

change ukulele strings

This is the measurement in mm of a Kala string package for concert size.

ukulele strings package

Therefore, it is necessary that you change the order of strings as I showed you above so that your ukulele sounds well tuned.

MIRROR MODE

This famous way that many teachers even implement what does it mean? It's not like you put a mirror, but you should imagine things backwards. That is to say

This is a set de chords what do the right-handed and the most common.

UKULELE C CHORD EM UKULELE CHORD

F UKULELE G7 UKULELE

Now try to look them upside down. One technique that you can use (it is the same one that I used to flip them because it confused me, hehe) is to accommodate the notes or positions, according to the tuning as shown in the following set.

C UKULELE ZURDO LEFT HANDED EM UKULELE ZURDO LEFT HANDED

F LEFT HANDED LEFT G7 ZURDO LEFT HANDED

Here also comes number in each fret and string and obviously, it will also come in your hand but in the same way, upside down but just like that,

left-handed ukulele

There is a point that I would also like you to know.

A large part of instruments in general, has fret records on one side but, not the side that favors you.

"There are two soups" ... You can paint the records with a marker, stamps, whatever, OR YOU CAN ALSO!

Get one with factory records.

Some that people like very much are the Waterman. Kala is already thinking about everyone having this kind of detail.

ukulele waterman black concert

.

Anyway...

These are important points you should know.

Don't be confused anymore, you have the nice gift of standing out a lot and if there are things that still get complicated, we are here to help you when you need.

There are also people who prefer to play as if they were right-handed and there are many people who say that it is not so difficult, but as in everything, it is a matter of taste.

touch ukulele drawing gif



Andrea Corona
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3 Answers

Claudia
Claudia

November 22, 2019

I would like to learn more about the ukulele, I am left-handed ... 🙂

HELP
HELP

December 24, 2019

Hi, I'm left-handed and I bought a ukulele on Amazon, in which the ukulele was supposedly left-handed, but I think the ropes come as right-handed. So how can I verify that they are for a left-handed person? I would like to strum with the left hand and place the chords with the right hand, do I have to change the strings or some specifically? Sorry, I'm getting started in this world and I still don't know much. Excuse me.

Joseph
Joseph

August 20 2019

A good way to learn to play the left-handed ukulele, thank you very much for sharing this content for left-handers, I am and it took me a lot to learn.

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