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

Product Code: UKEFP01
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: 2012-11-24
ISBN-10: 1-60321-080-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-080-5
Size: NA
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Pages: 53
Price, Hard Copy: $0
Price, PDF: $9

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.

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Table of Contents

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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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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.

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