How do I strum the ukulele – with a pick or my fingers?

The most common way of playing the ukulele is with your fingers. Ukuleles are strung with nylon strings – like classical guitars - rather than steel strings, so they are easy going on your fingers. Playing this way also means you can easily switch between strumming and plucking.

However, if you prefer to use a pick, you can buy special felt picks that are designed to make playing ukuleles comfortable, plus they sound great.