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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Getting Started

The two distinctly different fingerpicking styles.

PUBLISHED: May 1, 2013 UPDATED: Jun 20, 2019 • VIEWS: 14 • LESSON CODE: UL112b

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: fingerpickingtechnique

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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Getting Started

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.

Second is the Classical (pima) style most associated with classical guitar that involves the thumb and three fingers.

This focus of this series is on the second, classical style.

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