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 • LESSON CODE: UL401 • VISITS: 1

ukulele Subjects: chordstechniquegymnasticsfingering


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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Adjacent String Pairs Fingering Drills

Advanced Single Note Fingering Drills for `Ukulele

Series of graduated drills or finger gymnastics for finger independence and strength.

Basic Single Note Drills for `Ukulele

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

Developing Your Single Note Picking

Fingering Gymnastics - a.k.a. Fingering Drills Introduction

Guitar (applies to `Ukulele also) Fingering and Creativity

A guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator Chuck Anderson.

Repeating Note - Single String Fingering Drills Conclusion

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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style

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

Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering

Learn the six fingering principles to navigating the ukulele fingerboard.

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Any Song Will Do

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

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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.

Chord Switching, Double Stop Drills for Ukulele

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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