Are you thinking about learning to play ukulele and wondering how to play left-handed?
Here are Ukulele Lessons Today options for playing ukulele left handed.
One option is trying to find a left-handed ukulele. A good place to start would be on the internet with a Google search. Check out some popular brands of ukulele like Mahalo, Lanikai, Kala and Martin.
Wikipedia has a link on its ukulele page to a data base of 500 ukulele brands. If you cannot find one you could perhaps make a request to a ukulele retailer or to the ukulele manufacturer to modify a ukulele for you.
Or you could consider learning to play ukulele with your right hand. Getting used to playing with your other hand would seem difficult at first and I for one would not be too keen to try this option but I’ve heard people suggesting this as an option for left handed playing and so it would seem to be not out the question.
Left-handed players suggest simply tuning the ukulele strings to suit a left hand operation and that there is no problem with this especially for soprano ukuleles, concert ukuleles and tenor ukuleles. However if you wanted to play a baritone ukulele there would be an issue with switching string order.
Because soprano, concert and tenor ukulele strings are generally within the same range of thickness the nut and the bridge and saddle holding the strings would easily accommodate switching the order of strings.
All the chord diagrams will work then left-handed. This makes it far easier than learning to play right handed or trying to modify a ukulele.
My tip is buying a cheap ukulele, switching the order of strings and giving it a go and see if this option works for you.
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About The Author:
Zelda Sheldon is an author, educator, performer and award winning commercial broadcast songwriter whose works continue to be performed around the world. She helped establish the first Australian chapter of NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) in Sydney and is a passionate advocate for building dynamic, creative communities, lifelong learning and bringing the magic of music and songs into more lives for holistic health.
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