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Connecting Scale Positions on `Ukulele

Applying "The Six Secrets of `Ukulele Fingering" to connecting scales.

PUBLISHED: Jan 12, 2013 UPDATED: Dec 8, 2018VIEWS: 34 • LESSON CODE: UL04c

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: intermediatescales

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Connecting Scale Positions on `Ukulele

Whether it’s connecting licks, riffs, scale positions, arpeggios, sequences or melodies – navigating the fingerboard and connecting the various positions - it’s all about using sound fingering principles. I’ve adapted Chuck Anderson’s, The Six Secrets of Guitar Fingering to the ukulele in my book The Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering. It’s from these six fingering principles that connecting positions and navigating the multitude of possible pathways on the ukulele can become second nature.

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