So maybe there are more of us who has just started playing ukulele and it would be good to collect these “silly” questions under one topic… ( If there is one, please forgive me and give a link please 🙂 )
For a start, my silly question is about holding the uke. I listened the Holding your ukulele lesson and watched you Andrew and others in many lessons, and tried to play some songs, but can’t figure out the right technique. So I hold my uke against my side, try to hold its body with my right arm, but when I change the position of my left hand, I have to secure my uke with my right ring- or little finger. It was OK when I just played accords because I didn’t have to move to much with my left hand, but slows me really much and makes my play uneven when I try to do fingerpicking. What is the secret?
Definitely not a silly question. I too have the habit of holding the uke with my right pinkie and ring. Chords that require that the thumb be under the neck (like barre chords for example} are a particular problem with keeping the uke from moving. I do find that using a strap is a big help.