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There are two distinctly different fingerpicking styles.
One is the Alternating Thumb style commonly called Travis Picking in the guitar world and Scruggs Style in the banjo world. Both named after the most famous musicians that made the style famous.
The other is the classical guitar technique that commonly known by it's fingering notation - p i m a the Spanish / Portuguese initials of thumb and three fingers used in this style.
The focus of this series is on the style most associated with classical guitar that involves the thumb and three fingers - the p i m a.
In the classical guitar world the fingers are known by it's fingering notation - p i m a, the Spanish / Portuguese initials of the names for the thumb and three finger names. For these series of lessons I’ll stick with the English initials below.
Each repetition should be done a massive number times. That IS the key to developing the finger strength and finger independence needed for this style or any technique.
- thumb ( t )
- index finger ( i )
- middle finger ( m )
- ring finger ( r )
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Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style
There are two common styles of fingerpicking on ukulele. This series of lessons explores the Alternating Thumb Style. A future series will explore the Thumb and three finger style, the traditional p i m a classical guitar style that we’ll adapt to ukulele.
Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele
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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Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.
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