Legato belongs to the field of articulation and designates a “bound” style of attack. In the score, legato is represented by a slur between the corresponding notes. The following is important:

  1. The string should not be dampened by anything.
  2. The fingers of the fret hand hold the strings for the entire duration of the note.
  3. The thumb of the gripping hand is behind the neck to support the fingers.
  4. The transition from one sound to the next should take place without interruption. This can achieved with an ukulele by playing pull-off or hammer-on.
  5. The notes to be played are held out as long as possible.


Guido Heistek: Legato Uke