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In the world of ukulele playing, the use of picks is a subject often overlooked (and sometimes vehemently shunned), but there are still those who use them and a few that actually prefer them – so in this week’s episode of Uke Minutes, Aldrine goes over the use of flat picks!
Of the types of flat pick materials out there, felt and rubber are the most commonly used picks for ukuleles. Flat picks are made out of many other materials including different types of plastic, metal, glass, wood, or stone. But be careful with picks made of harder substances (especially if you don’t have a pick guard on your uke) as you can easily damage your soundboard when you start strummin’ up a storm. So give picks a try … you might just find something you like!
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