I’ve noticed in a couple of the songs I’ve learned lately, that it’s felt natural to fret with the pinky so that I can keep my fretting hand stationary and let other notes ring, but the videos have recommended that I lift my other fingers and use my ring finger instead. Particularly with When I’m 64, I feel like it sounds better to use the pinky after playing the G7 in bars 9 through 12 so that I can let the notes on the C and E strings ring. Is there a good reason for using the ring finger instead in this instance?
Unlike piano, which is very strict on fingering, uke doesn’t have a set right or wrong. We’ll always recommend the fingering we think is best, but sometimes it may not be best for your playing style. For example, I’ve watched a lot of Evan’s performances and noted the fingerings that he chooses. Sometimes they do not work well with my playing style, so I change them to best suit me.