Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style
A technique of playing by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or fingerpicks.
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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Fingerstyle or Fingerpicking is the technique of playing by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks. For ukulele, it's common to employ a hybrid approach that incorporates elements of fingerpicking with strumming techniques. Fingerpicking can be organized into two styles: An alternating thumb style that uses the thumb and two fingers. And, the Traditional classical fingerstyle that uses the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style focuses on the alternating thumb fingerpicking style through a series of graduated lessons-chapters incorporating your index and middle fingers with the alternating thumb.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style
- Chapter 1 - Building the Foundation - The Basics
- Chapter 2 - Thumb and One Finger - Level 1
- Chapter 3 - Thumb and One Finger - Level 2
- Chapter 4 - Thumb and One Finger - Level 3
- Chapter 5 - Thumb and One Finger - Level 4
- Chapter 6 - Thumb and Two Fingers - Level 2
- Chapter 7 - Thumb and Two Fingers - Level 3
- Chapter 8 - Thumb and Two Fingers - Level 4
- Chapter 9 - The Pinch
- Chapter 10 - Rhythmic Variations
- Chapter 11 - More Rhythmic Variations
- Chapter 12 - Additional Time Signatures
- Chapter 13 - Banjo Rolls on Ukulele
- Chapter 14 - Embellishments
- Chapter 15 - How to Read TAB
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Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele
This is the common alternating thumb and two finger strumming style utilizing the thumb, index and middle fingers. Commonly called “Travis” picking in the guitar world. This series of lessons explores and adapts this style to ukulele. Travis Picking is a finger-style made famous by Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. This style is commonly played on steel string acoustic guitars. You'll find this series of lessons to be the most complete, comprenhesive and organized series of lessons offered anywhere - GUARANTEED.
- Building Your Foundation
- Thumb and One Finger - Level One
- Thumb and One Finger - Level Two
- Thumb and One Finger - Level Three
- Thumb and One Finger - Level Four
- Thumb and One Finger - The Middle Finger
- Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Two
- Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Three
- Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Four
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