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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 2nd Edition

A technique of playing by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or fingerpicks.

PUBLISHED: Jul 10, 2019 UPDATED: Nov 15, 2019 • VIEWS: 244 • BOOK CODE: UKEFP01v2

Instruments: ANY guitar ukulele Subjects: beginnerintermediateadvancedscalesintervalstheorychords

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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 2nd Edition

Product Code: UKEFP01v2
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: 2019-07-10 00:00:00
ISBN-10: 1-60321-091-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-091-1
Size: 8.5 x 11
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 102
Price, Hard Copy: $19.95
Price, PDF: $9

Fingerstyle or Fingerpicking is the technique of playing by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks.

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.

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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Sequences and cycles for practicing scales, intervals, melodic sequences and arpeggios.

These sequences also help in learning where any interval is of a given note, the chord tones of chords and aides in memorizing scales.

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Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer
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There are a few things in music that students and players avoid. These are things like learning to read and knowing the notes of their own instrument. It is hard on guitar - but not so hard on ukulele. With the right guidance and plan of attack. IT IS EASY.

Reading for Ukulele - The Next Steps
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Reading can be thought of on many different levels. 1) the ability to slowly and painfully work out the written music. 2) the ability to hear the music by looking at the notation. 3) the ability to notate< your ideas in standard music notation. 4) the ability to read music as you read a book or an article. 5) the ability to communicate with other musicians in the written language of music. 6) the ability to learn songs that you have never heard.

Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

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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