Ralph Shaw Teaches You How to Play George Formby’s Legendary Split Stroke

BY RALPH SHAW | FROM THE WINTER 2018 ISSUE OF UKULELE The thrilling strum that George Formby used in his ukulele solos is known as the split stroke. Also known as the syncopated strum, its roots go back to ragtime music. Ragtime—from “ragged time,” so called because to American and European ears of the late … Continue reading Ralph Shaw Teaches You How to Play George Formby’s Legendary Split Stroke