Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 2nd Edition

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

Published: 10 Jul 2019 Updated: 08 Feb 2024Visits: 758Code: UKEFP01v2

INSTRUMENTS: Fingerpicking Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Fingerpicking

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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.

Product Code: UKEFP01v2
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Jul 10, 2019
Updated: Feb 8, 2024
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-091-1
Size*: Book ANSI A (8.5 x 11 in), PDF A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Pages: 104
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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 2nd Edition is an new expanded edition which 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.

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.

Table of Contents

Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 2nd Edition

  • 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 One Finger • The Middle Finger
  • Chapter 7 – Thumb and Two Fingers • Level 2
  • Chapter 8 – Thumb and Two Fingers • Level 3
  • Chapter 9 – Thumb and Two Fingers • Level 4
  • Chapter 10 – The Pinch
  • Chapter 11 – Rhythmic Variations
  • Chapter 12 – More Rhythmic Variations
  • Chapter 13 – Additional Time Signatures
  • Chapter 14 – Banjo Rolls on Ukulele
  • Chapter 15 – Embellishments
  • Chapter 16 – How to Read TAB
  • Chapter 17 – Extras
  • Chapter 18 – Patterns Summary
  • Chapter 19 – Example Progressions
  • Chapter 20 – Conclusion
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    • 23 January 2024 (Jan 23, 2024, 4:22:06PM GMT) – New updated version with missing pattern for T1L3 and T3L3 patterns and a few more tweaks.
    • 5 April 2022Errata File Created
    • 5 April 2022page 26, Pattern 1 should be Pattern 3.
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