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Alternating Thumb Style, Banjo Rolls on Ukulele
Previous lessons covered a lot of material. With all the patterns starting with the thumb on string four and also suggested exploring the patterns starting with the thumb on string three.
You can also start with the index or middle finger. This is a big part of the technique of rolls, very popular on banjo and styles of music such as bluegrass where the banjo is prominent instrument.
In bluegrass music, a banjo roll or roll is a repeated accompaniment pattern of eighth notes. Each roll pattern is a right hand fingering pattern, which can be played while holding any chord position.
Rolls are a core technique on banjo and can be adapted to ukulele. They sound especially cool on a ukulele in the high G, re-entrant 'C' tuning. The re-entrant tuning is a similar setup to the 5-string banjo's tuning with the lowest string not the lowest note.
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Called "Travis Picking" on Banjo the Alternating Thumbstyle techniques from this series of lessons and the Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style can be applied.
As the ukulele has only one set of four adjacent strings, the Guitar has three sets of four adjacent strings. This means the same principles are directely applicable to the guitar. And can be adapted to the guitar's non-adjacent string sets.
For ukulele this is strings: ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄.
For guitar the adjacent four strings are: ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄.
An then the lower four strings: ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅.
Called "Scruggs Style" on Banjo the Alternating Thumbstyle techniques from this series of lessons and the Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style can be applied.
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