Thumbpicks can be used in multiple ways. You can hold it like a normal pick, but you can also use it with an opened hand. This allows you to play the ukulele traditionally if you want to. A thumbpick will also aid strumming. You will be able to strum loud and clear and the fleshy tip of your pointer finger will thank you. If your a skeptic, try one out. They are super affordable and can be kept “clipped” right above the nut when not in use. Every ukulele player needs one in their ukulele tool box!