acoustic vs electric drums

Electronic vs Acoustic Drums

If you’re looking to buy your first drum set, there’s one big question that you must first answer – do you want to go with an electronic drum kit, or an acoustic drum kit? While you can certainly learn to play the drums on either, there are some key differences you need to be aware…

easy ukulele Christmas songs

Best Easy Ukulele Christmas Songs

Looking for some easy ukulele Christmas songs to bust out at a party? We put together a list of crowd-favorite Christmas jams that you can manage on your ukulele even if you’re several eggnogs deep!   Santa Baby Chords: C, A7, Dm, G7 (mostly) Strum pattern: D, D (mostly) Santa Baby is a great Christmas…

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Best Ukulele Strap for 2017

Before we talk about finding the best ukulele strap for your uke, let’s talk about if standing while performing first.

Many people play their ukulele while standing as much as they do while sitting, especially while performing for others. I’m sure you’ve seen guitar players play their instruments with a strap that holds the guitar to their body while they play – can ukulele players do the same?

Traditionally, when the ukulele is played standing up it is done so without a strap. The ukulele is light enough and small enough that the performer can “trap” the body of the ukulele against themselves with their strumming forearm, keeping the instrument upright.

The hand that’s fingering notes/chords shouldn’t really be used to hold the ukulele up. If you do, you will have a hard time moving between notes and chords fluidly.

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