Sitting Position – Variation 1
There are several ways to hold the ukulele. Try different positions and find out which works out best for you.
I think this is the most comfortable way. It differs a little bit from the positions that are described in other books, but you are able to play the instrument for a long time without getting tired.
Sit up straight. Now put the ukulele on the left upper leg. The bout should lay on your thigh. Place the right hand over the soundhole. The hand should be in a relaxed position, the fingers above the strings. Press your right forearm below the wrist lightly against the ukulele and your body. Please check that you can easily swing your right hand without any stress. Use your wrist not your forearm to strum. The ukulele should lay in a stable position, now you don’t need the left hand to hold the ukulele.
You can also play just past the soundhole ( at the end of the fingerboard ), where the strings are at their lowest height. Your fingers might not get caught so easy during the strumming. But maybe you hit the body or the fingerboard with your fingertip when you brush over the strings.The fingernails of your right hand can grow longer. You get a louder, more accurate tone.