Technique is HOW you play the ukulele. It’s the way you physically interact with the instrument.
Since that encompasses everything, a sub-set of “techniques” – usually note articulations – are often sorted out for independent study.
Mastering these techniques is one of the gateways to easier ukulele playing. You can know all of the notes in the world, but without technique and articulations, you will be somewhat limited in what you can do.
Some give notes different sounds, some can emulate the voice, some are overkill! Learn to use them as you would a library – you don’t read every book at once, so don’t use every technique in every song.
The very best lessons I offer here on Live Ukulele are about left hand technique. These video lessons cover almost everything below in much more detail and with a sequential lesson plan.
A massively detailed and sequential guide to fretting the ukulele. In these lessons, you’ll learn proper hand positioning, how to fret notes more efficiently, methods for navigating the fretboard, many ways to express music with articulations, and much, much more.