I am left-handed and I’ve been playing ukulele for over 20 years.
But I don’t play left-handed.
Well, technically, I use my left hand all the time when I play ukulele, but I don’t play “left-handed” in the traditional sense, and if you’re a lefty, I don’t think you should learn to play ukulele left-handed either.
To play left-handed, you use the left hand to strum and right hand to fret chords.
Many famous musicians have played their stringed instrument left-handed like Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, or Justin Bieber.
The famous guitar player Jimi Hendrix shredding his left-handed guitar using the left hand to strum and right hand to fret chords
This is opposite to playing ukulele right-handed, the most common way, where you use the right hand to strum and left hand to fret chords.
If you’re a brand new lefty ukulele player and trying to decide to learn “left-handed” or “right-handed”, here are my two main reasons for why I tell new students to learn to play ukulele “right-handed” even if you’re a lefty and the two exceptions to consider.[Continue Reading...]