Fingerpicking on Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style

Published: 15 Jul 2013 Updated: 23 Jan 2020Visits: 89Code: UL112t

INSTRUMENTS: Fingerpicking Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele
Subjects: Beginner • Intermediate • Technique • Advanced • Fingerpicking

LESSONSeries : Exploring Fingerpicking Technique on `Ukulele

Fingerpicking on Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style


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Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking Style on Ukulele - Foundation

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

The foundation of the Alternating Thumb style is - naturally the alternating thumb. This lesson demonstrates the alternating thumb on string four and three.

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Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele

Updated: 01 Jan 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.

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Updated: 07 Dec 2015

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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 2nd Edition

Updated: 08 Feb 2024

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.

A Selection of Books & Reference Charts that are recommended for creating a solid foundation with your chosen instrument and music in general.

Books

Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard – C Tuning

Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard.

Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering

Learn the six fingering principles to navigating the ukulele fingerboard. Fingering is one of the most universal topics.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition.

Ukulele – Reading Music Series – Primer

Learn to read single note melodies in the first/open position is a lot easier than you might think.

Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player for developing the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

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Reference Charts

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G - G C E A

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G – G C E A

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High A – D G B E

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High A – D G B E

Key Signatures — Circle of Fourths and Fifths – ANSI A & A4 sizes

A handy reference chart of all 15 major and relative minor key signatures. US Letter 8.5 x 11 sized (ANSI-A) , A4

Checkout the Books for additional Handy, Dandy Reference Charts.

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