First of all, tricks for Ukulele is a nice thing to know.

Why is that? It can make your playing something to remember for your audience, and it is also a lot of fun to make them.

You will probably be considered as an outstanding Ukulele player!

Some of the tricks are simple to learn and some you have to practice a lot for managing. Anyway, if you can some tricks it can cover up that you have some losses in your skills, or if you are really good, it will bring your playing to a new level.

Furthermore, Ukulele tricks is for all types of Ukuleles.

Chunking has its own post!

You can find several more on the internet for scaling up your Ukulele playing. We have some especially relevant examples here in this post.

Ukulele tricks

Three tricks for Ukulele Showboating by Peter Forrest:

Peter Forrest has some good tricks that you maybe find easy to learn, and probably they give you a flying start.

  1. Finger 8

  2. Spammy Whammy

  3. Flippin´ the Bird

Drumbeat Technique:

James Hill is amazing. He takes the Ukulele playing to a new fun level on his acoustic/electric Ukulele. He has several videos on YouTube, and we show you two of the crazy ones below.

Here is one of them:

And another with Chopsticks and a Comb 🙂

Here you have a good old one 🙂


Chord-Melody is playing melody and Chords at the same time. Not the easiest thing, but if you have played the Ukulele for some time, you can try it out.

If you are looking for tutorials for Chord-Melody, her is one of two parts by James Hill, with an easy example. He also shows us Strum-Pick-Strum-Pick technique where you strum only on the 1st and 3rd beat, and Pick-Strum-Pick-Strum where you strum on the 2nd and 4th beat.

Natural, Pinch (artificial) and Slap/tap harmonics.

Amos Lim have a video about this tree Harmonics.

Jussi Ukulele´s Tapping technique:

And Pick, Strum and Slap:

Finally, if you have more suggestions for tricks, let us know. You can also use our Facebook group for sharing.

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