How to Fingerpick a Ukulele

Learn how to fingerpick a ukulele from music teacher Jarret Delos Santos in this Howcast video.

Aloha, my name is Jarret Delos Santos and I was born and raised in a little town called Hana on the east side of Maui. Playing the ukulele and teaching the ukulele gives me a chance to perpetuate our culture. So today, we’re going to be talking about the ukulele. Okay, I’m going to teach you how to play using finger picking and it’s a very easy way. You play your top string, 4th string, 3rd string, 2nd string, and first string. And all you do is from top to bottom, do this. 4, 3, 2, 1. 4, 3, 2, 1. So in a vamp for instance it will sound like D7, G7, C. D7, G7, C. D7, G7, C. And you’re just going from top to bottom; 4, 3, 2, 1. 4, 3, 2, 1.