Weird name, huh? You’re probably wondering how to chunck, or learn about what “chuncking” is. Chucking is a fancy sound you can make in between changing chords, or to just make your music sound upbeat and cheery to get that real ukulele sound.
You probably hear a lot of chuncking when you listen to regular ukulele music, and you didn’t even realize you did! here’s some helpful ways on how to chuck.
- Place a part of your hand over the strings. I like to use my wrist or lower palm area of my hand. this is to mute the strings so it doesn’t sound like a chord when you strike the strings.
- once you know your strings are muted, strum the strings with your fingers while your hand is still on the strings. You should get a muted “chuck” sound.
The reason why it’s called a chunck sound is because many people play chords as “booms” and the chucks as “chuncks.”
Here is an useful video made by our friends at UU:
Have fun experimenting with your music, keep strumming!
Source: Ukulele Tabs – reproduced with permission.