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Technique

The manner and degree to which one employs the technical skills of an endeavor as applied to `ukulele.

PUBLISHED: Mar 2, 2016 UPDATED: Apr 5, 2019 • VIEWS: 5 • LESSON CODE: UL401

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: chordstechniquegymnasticsfingering

Technique

Technique is the manner and degree to which one employs the technical skills of an endeavor.

For ukulele or any instrument that use of the hands, it's the motor skills and the efficient application of the motor skills for the specific musical tasks that are needed and required for performance.

Technique in involves with hands, the fretting hand and the plucking or picking hand. Both hands need to be developed independently and together.

As the ukulele typically doesn't use a pick a strumming and fingerstyle approach is most often used.

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Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics

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Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Technique at this time.

Adjacent String Pairs Fingering Drills • Updated: Mar 9, 2017

Building on the one, two, three and four finger finger gymnastics, these adjacent strings drills add a change of direction to the exercises.

Advanced Single Note Fingering Drills for `Ukulele • Updated: Jan 4, 2016

To develop strong and independent left hand technique these series of graduated drills or finger gymnastics will increase your the comfort zone of usable technique.

This lesson expands basic single string drills using multiple strings.

Developing finger strength and independence will allow your to explore your full musical potential. This will able your to explore more challenging musical situations.

Basic Single Note Drills for `Ukulele • Updated: Sep 30, 2010

Basic one, two, three and four note single string drills for ukulele for developing finger strength and independence.

It's critical a player develop the finger strength and independence to explore their full musical potential. By developing a great fingerboard hand, you will be able to explore more challenging musical situations.

To develop this great technique there is a series of graduated drills or finger gymnastics/exercises that allows you to play at higher and higher levels, as well as increase your comfort zone of usable technique.

Developing Your Single Note Picking • Updated: Mar 21, 2011

Developing you single note picking starts with holding the pick properly, choosing the proper size and material and actually working on picking on your guitar.

Fingering Gymnastics - a.k.a. Fingering Drills Introduction • Updated: Jul 27, 2020

Ukulele Gymnastics series contains quite a few lessons for developing your finger strength and independence of the fretting hand. The fretting hand is responsible for playing chords and single notes. The fretting hand and plucking hand are responsible for getting the music out.

Guitar (applies to `Ukulele also) Fingering and Creativity • Updated: Jan 8, 2016

This is a guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator Chuck Anderson

Normally, we think of fingering as a technical subject. Using a good and efficient fingering makes sense. It should make anything that you play easier and more dependable. It has value to the reading guitarist because the guitar fingerboard is a treacherous trap of options. The same notes are in too many places. The same C note is on string two, fret one and string three, fret five and string four, fret ten and string five, fret fifteen. Unlike the piano which has one location for each note, the guitar compounds the problem with too many options and then throws in open strings to further confuse the issue. When reading is positional and stays within a four fret region, it’s much easier to read. However, writers and arrangers don’t attempt to stay within a four fret region of the guitar. They typically do not know or care about the guitar’s fingering option issues.

Repeating Note - Single String Fingering Drills Conclusion • Updated: Dec 5, 2015

At this point you can create any number of you own repeating note gymnastics to work on specific problem areas you might be having.

Related Books

Related Books for Technique at this time.

Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style
Updated: Aug 7, 2018

A technique of playing by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or fingerpicks.

Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering
Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Learn the six fingering principles to navigating the ukulele fingerboard.

Related Songs

Related Songs for Technique at this time.

Any Song Will Do
Updated: Dec 7, 2015

When any song here can be used for the concepts in the lessons.

Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Technique at this time.

Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele
Updated: Jan 1, 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. You'll find this series of lessons to be the most complete, comprenhesive and organized series of lessons offered anywhere - GUARANTEED.

Chord Switching, Double Stop Drills for Ukulele
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Switching chords is all about finger independence and working together. This can be developed using the double stop fingering drills presented in this lesson.

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